I keep going back to this blog post from Gorman Bechard's Guy With Typewriter to figure out just what it was that he said, or how he said it, that was so successful with me. I do so in hopes that I can grab some of the magic performed in his post.
His post was about his favorite music from 2012, even including videos--but I recall that the day that I read the post the first time, which caused my reaction, I did NOT even click on one of the videos. And what my reaction at the time was to immediately order two CD's.
While his post was about his favorite music of 2012--what the post was to me was a post specifically about the Crutchfield sisters, Katie and Allison, and their musical history, which he'd only recently discovered. He implored his readers to buy (yes, buy, not download for free) as much of their music as they could find and to do so asap.
And I did. I immediately ordered Katie's Waxahatchee debut, American Weekend, and Allison's Swearin's debut, Swearin'.
I've since continued to buy their work, the two follow-ups from Waxahatchee--Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tripp--and then more recently, discovered that their previous band, P.S. Eliot, which featured both of the twin sisters, had re-released everything they'd done, 2 LPs, an EP, and 20 or so demo tracks, on a double-CD, P.S. Eliot: 2007-2011, and ordered that. In fact, the six CDs in the car rotation this morning were just that:
P.S. Elliot CD1, CD2, Swearin', American Weekend, Cerulean Salt, and Ivy Tripp.
But as my goal for the Emerging Writers Network is to bring attention to the literary works that I love, and feel deserve wider readership, I hope that my posts can one day have the same affect on others that Bechard's post had on me. So I re-read it frequently hoping to discover what about his excitement, what about his information sharing, caught my attention to the point of ordering two CD's within minutes of having read his words.