Says Household Opera:
During intermission at the Cecilia Bartoli concert I attended this weekend, I ended up talking to the woman two seats over. (She’d overheard me talking about the program with my friend T., who came with me.) Did I play anything, she asked. I said no. “You certainly seem to know a lot about music — I don’t know much of anything about it,” she replied. I said something about having an inexpert but occasionally obsessive interest. Then the guy on my other side, who’d leaned over to ask if he could borrow my opera-glasses from time to time during the second half of the concert, answered a question of T.’s about horn-playing in far more technical detail than I ever could have produced. I was somewhere in the middle — literally — between “I don’t know much about music” and “I can tell you all about crooks.” All of which is to say, I should get over my phobia of being seen as an amateur and actually blog about music every so often….
Read the whole thing here.
I couldn’t agree more. Please do. Intelligent amateurism is a big part of what blogging is all about. And the same goes for you, Mr. TMFTML.