Monday, January 29, 2007

One Hundred Years, by The Cure [A First Anniversary Post]

We started this blog exactly one year ago. The idea came up at Colin White's house in San Jeronimo, Mexico, one drunken Saturday night.

During January and February, we will celebrate one year of this blog by posting/selecting the songs that we have listened to a lot, particularly under the influence of alcohol. Because this blog is not only a blog, but a bar, or a series of bars, a pub crawl if you wish, and we believe that music saves and inspires, inebriates and intoxicates. Music can entertain, help to forget, but it also has the power to make us remember, not not let us ever forget. A song is more than a trace of an instant in time, it is a trigger, a time bomb, a machine that updates and activates itself whenever it is played, and which creates a series of effects on the environment and the listeners. Music creates time and space, while existing in it.

We began this collective project a year ago and here we are still. If you haven't already, we invite you to have a drink with us at each of the previous months. This is the post/song number 193. When we reach 200, this blog/bar's name will change to Three Hundred Bars, just as it once changed from One Hundred Bars to its present name.

Let's all play for today, because tomorrow we could all die.

A year only, but it feels like a hundred years...

1 comment:

The Seventh Stranger said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary. I celebrated my music blog's one-year of existence last week. I share the same view of music you do, especially the intoxicating part, which is reflected in the name of my blog. Nice choice with The Cure's "One Hundred Years." I posted on that song as well: