Have you ever shone white light through a prism? Even if you haven’t I’m sure you know what happens: the white light refracts and every color of the spectrum becomes visible. Boiled down or mashed together, every color becomes one and the same, they are all just parts of the same light. I like to view music in a similar way.
As humans, we love to categorize, put things into neat little groups, separate genre from genre, and, often times, discriminate accordingly. “I don’t like country”, “Jazz is boring”, “I can’t listen to rap”, “I only listen to pop” are some common phrases that I’ve heard many times, but at the end of the day, music is just music. It doesn’t matter what instruments are there, how it’s produced, or who is singing if anybody is singing at all. It’s all the same thing at the end of the day. This month’s theme looks to explore this idea through the not so clever lens of albums with some reference to color in the title.
Keep in mind that at this point in the Musical Training Plan I don’t want to use any albums by an artist or group that I’ve already covered. This means no Beatles White Album, no Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde, and I swear to God if somebody tells me I should do Taylor Swift’s Red I’ll blow a gasket. With that being said, over the next 7 days, we’ll explore a wide variety of musical styles from 7 artists who I haven’t talked about yet and golly gee am I looking forward to it.
This month’s plan is a lot more relaxed in theme and concept, which is probably good because last month’s theme was a lot deeper than anything I’d done before. However, despite this month’s more relaxed idea, in my eyes, the following 7 days will comprise the greatest collection of records I’ve written about to date.
I hope you enjoy, goodness knows I will.