The Time Has Come: A Clashing Orchestra Sounds So Good
This is the part where I tell you a personal story which led to a huge powwow with several of this blog’s contributors. That eureka moment where we knew pen had to go to paper. Or fingers to keys. Or whatever.
That didn’t happen. Sure, there’s a great deal of thought behind The Clash Content’s creation. But that’s just what it was — thought and development. A constant symphony of conversation, tweaked and honed, until the second-chair clarinetist played in tune with the first-chair violinist.
This is no orchestra, though. There are no defined rules. There are no bassists, no cellists and certainly no maestro. The only definite role is you: the audience, the readers. The Clash Content is grateful you’ve purchased a proverbial ticket and entered our show.
We’re not confining ourselves to a lane. Instead, we plan to widen several of them. We want to carve new paths and draw vibrant images, then ride and color outside those lines as well. Politics? Issues abound. Relationships? Love is in the air. Race? Separate but equal. Sports? Score! Health? It’s good for you. Religion? Twice on Sunday (or never depending on the blogger). Travel? Passport ready. History? If you don’t know — I could end this sentence with: “…where you’re from, you won’t know where you’re going,” or, better yet, “…now you know, N****!” Either works.
We plan to touch on everything and nothing. As contributors, we won’t always agree. The Clash Content is no unified voice crying out to the masses. Instead it’s a disjointed mess melded together, though plenty of what you’ll read will intrigue you. It’s more Miles than ‘Trane (yes, we just switched genres).
Why read a new blog? Maybe you shouldn’t. Maybe you have no use for The Clash Content. If that is the case, we thank you for reading thus far.
But, if you are an information-gobbler – one who appreciates different perspectives from different sources on different subjects, let us welcome you. Thank you in advance, Alice, for jumping through the looking-glass to meet with us.
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."
~ Excerpt of The Walrus and The Carpenter, Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
The time has indeed come. Welcome to The Clash Content.
Enjoy the ride.
- Wally Clash, Orchestra Member