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So, as I mentioned in comments the other day, I’m thinking it would be fun to do a music roundtable here at HU. I haven’t been exactly sure what topic to have us round upon, though, so I thought I’d throw out a few ideas and see if anyone liked them, and/or had ideas of their own.

So here are some possibilities:

— we could do a roundtable in which everyone writes about their favorite album. The advantage is that it makes participation easy. Disadvantage is that it’ll be fairly diffuse…and maybe just too conventional.

— we could try to pick a particular band or group or something to focus on. Steely Dan? The Beatles? Problem is that it might be hard to find something a quorum wants to write about…and also could seem somewhat random.

— we could pick a year and have everyone write about music from that year. I kind of like this idea. It would give enough range that lots of people could participate, but maybe enough focus that there’s be something to talk about. We’d have to figure out what year to talk about, obviously (I’m thinking about 1991 or 1992 for some reason…but obviously other suggestions would be welcome.)

— we could write about a genre…I’d kind of love to do a metal roundtable, but I don’t know that anyone else would (except Bert, of course….and actually I do know a couple of other people…hmmm. Maybe a small roundtable on metal would be fun….)

— Brian Cremins suggested everybody writing on their favorite album from when they were 10 (I think?) I’m a little leery of that I guess because I feel like I don’t necessarily want to determine that all the responses would be personal beforehand…though I guess if there’s a huge enthusiasm for it maybe I could go along.

Sooo…let me know if any of those sound appealing, of if you’ve got other ideas.

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