I don’t understand why these sites I’ve linked to below exist, but I sometime check to see who lands here and why, and occasionally — okay, actually very rarely — I find a link from one of these places. Here are a couple:

Classical Music Matters
Chamber Musician Today
Instant Encore Buzz

Now the “why” of all this isn’t all that clear to me. Do these people put these things together so they don’t have to blog, but have lots of content? Do they do it because they were reading all of these blogs themselves and thought it would be fun to put together a site? Do they get income off of all of our writing somehow? I honestly don’t know! I guess I don’t mind them posting my blog entries. One asked permission. The others did not. Since being on them my hits haven’t changed, so they aren’t bringing me many, if any, visitors. I do wish that all of them would only post a portion and send them over here. They do provide a link to my blog, but some feature the entire entry so I might not get the reader to check out the blog — egotistical of me to even wish for that, I know! — but we can’t always get what we wish for, eh?


  1. Yeah, that’s what Mick Jagger said…

  2. Is THAT who said that? I’m so bad with my rock history!

  3. You can’t always get what you want

    But if you try, sometime

    You might just find

    That you get what you need.
    One of the better philosophical comments of the 70′ rock scene.

    Another favorite, from Simon & Garfunkles ‘The Boxer’:

    ‘I have squandered my resistance on a pocket full of mumbles

    Such are promises: All lies and jest,

    Still, a man hears what he wants to hear

    And disregards the rest…’

  4. Know both of ’em, Bob. Didn’t know WHO sang the first, but knew it. (I was always bad with band and player names.)