So Essential Listening isn’t just stuck to this lovely website anymore. Every day, I read all sorts of music sites and blogs, looking for interesting music that I haven’t listened to.
What makes Viva La Mainstream such a great blog? It’s the relentless pursuit of content. Unlike many (including me), TJ (Viva’s author) is always updating. Perhaps the best feature is the most obvious one: Album A Day. Each day, TJ updates the site with yet another album. There’s no theme, no overarching cause – just constant discussion of music.
This kind of devotion to site is really inspiring as a reader and a writer. I’m glad to see that he’s updating daily (gives me more to look at), but it’s also like a challenge. I consider: perhaps I should be updating more often.
Readers, I encourage you to stop by Viva La Mainstream and keep supporting TJ’s effort. It’s partially because I ran into his work that I’ve been so much more willing to update over the past few weeks.