Its author loves popular music (that just happens to have been popular between eighty and three hundred years ago). He is proud to have contributed to All About Jazz, The Boston Musical Intelligencer and Early Music America but is not a trained critic or a professional musician. He is just a music lover (and self-taught clarinetist) trying to learn more about music that interests and inspires him. Since most of that music is left out of history books and magazines, his blog will have to do (for now). Hopefully it will attract new listeners, intrigue familiar ones and perhaps encourage professionals to investigate this music and these musicians in greater detail.