I started writing music posts on EA’s Brain back in 2008, mostly because everyone I knew had some kind of blog and I wanted a place to talk about my favorite music. Over the years, EA’s Brain has gone through a few different phases, each one reflecting my attitudes towards music at the time.
Sometime last fall, I made a decision to let the blog go, mostly because I realized that I was focusing so much on listening to every new album that I could get my hands on that I was losing the ability to simply enjoy the music I care about. Since last October, I’ve stopped trying to listen to every new release I have access to and have instead been going back and spending time with some of the albums that made me love music in the first place. It’s been a wonderful to rediscover bands and albums that were important to me in the past and find out that their music still affects me just as strongly today as it did back then.
I like writing about music, I just don’t want to become so obsessed with the “new” that I stop taking time to really appreciate music that matters to me. So, EA’s Brain is back, but with slightly different focus. I’m still going to review new music, but only when something really grabs me and seems worth spending time on. Additionally, I’m hoping to write more posts about albums from the past that people may have missed or forgotten about.
If you’re reading this, thank you. The traffic that this site gets, even when I’m not regularly updating it, is part of what keeps me motivated to write. I think music lovers are always hoping to find something new to love, and the primary purpose of EA’s Brain is help you discover your next favorite album. Keep reading and checking back and let me know if you like what you see.
Good music is good for you, so long live good music. Cheers, friends, and thanks for reading.