I am a registered nurse and a long time listener with a fervent interest in all music new and old. Anything that sounds good to me is the basic criterion for me to determine that a given piece of music is ‘good’ and deserving of my attention. And while I share a preference for new music I may at times write about any music that moves me. I am mostly self-taught in music and music history and this is a hobby which gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
My posts here are intended only to express my opinions for better or worse. I selected the title ‘New Music Buff’ to connote the informed but casual enthusiast/consumer. I consider myself to be an educated listener. I am open to making corrections and comments so that I can properly represent artists and so I can fill in any knowledge gaps I may have. I attend concerts and performances whenever schedule and finances permit and wish to share my impressions for the sake of public exposure and discussion. I hope I can provide a useful perspective.
PLEASE NOTE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW
Please use my Gmail account to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please send any promotional materials to:
Allan J. Cronin
2600 Corby Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
I would prefer a query letter first but no reasonable request will be ignored. Keep in mind that, as of 2019 this venture is entirely self-funded and I do have a “day job” so I try to keep up but not everything that makes it to my desk may get reviewed. The advantage of self funding is that I am not beholden to anyone but the downside is that my time is limited.
The blog is automatically posted to Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well. As much as possible I try to publish the text of my CD reviews on Amazon under my reviewer alias, “canticle” as well. I admit to getting a kick out of being the first (and frequently only) reviewer most of the time.
All text and photos are licensed under Creative Commons License unless otherwise indicated.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to the discussions.