At this time, I would also like to introduce the Collaborative Piano Blog's new name as of April 15:
Some of you might seem a little disconcerted by this new direction. Some of you might think that, with the current fracas about CBC Radio 2's rebranding initiative, I'm replacing my emphasis on writing about accompanists with pap.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
It has merely been my intention to more adequately reflect the intelligent musical tastes of my readership, their intelligent choices when it comes to music, their emphasis on listening to quality and in an intelligent format. That is why instead of focusing so heavily on Bach, Beethoven, and Babbitt, I will be looking at the music of such intelligent artists as Devo, Vanilla Ice, and Milli Vanilli. Contrary to what those Facebookers may tell you, this type of music is every bit as intelligent as, say, the 1812 Overture.
I would also like to retain my commitment to classical music. In fact, I will even be adding to what is currently the dominant genre on the Collaborative Piano Blog. That is why, on the second Thursday of every other month, I will be writing a short feature about the world of classical music. On May 8, look for the first article in this series, "At Your Service: How the Lowly Accompanist Became One of the Hottest Service Industries in Classical Music".
It's time for a change. It's time for Populr.