Bloggiversary 2020

Seven years ago today I became a blogger. I had just quit a band that, in one incarnation or another, had included me as a member for about 30 years, and I needed a new creative project. So I blogged. I had been keeping a journal for a while before launching the blog and it was a surprisingly natural transition from notebook to website.

2020 might be the worst year this world has seen since the end of the second World War. Even with the promise of a vaccine in the next 3-6 months, many thousands will die of Covid-19 before it is widely available. Unless you’re one of those people who believe it is all just a liberal hoax, in which case many thousands will still die, even more than would have died if nobody believed it was a hoax.

While the wider world was suffering unspeakable tragedies, and some of my connections to family and friends were obstructed by social distancing, I spent more time this year than any other in my life treating my creative work like a job, and wound up producing my first album.

In a world without live music, theater, and museums to quench creative thirsts, we need to find new wellsprings of sustenance in the invisible, internal, and eternal. It seems like a dream to think that by this time next year we might be able to mingle freely again without fear of contagion, and I hope to see you out there in that new world. We can show each other what is behind our masks.

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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