Beer and Pavement

A Connoisseur

Posted in Intersections, Life, Manifesto by SM on July 1, 2011

Admittedly, I sometimes get too wrapped up in my little niche. I love craft beer, a category that holds down about 5-10% of the market, depending on who you ask. I also love indie rock, a label placed on independent music that includes some non-corporately-sponsored acts but not all and is generally guitar-centric music that appeals to a small subset of music fans. These are two unique interests that I write about in this blog. What’s even more specialized is the fact that I write about the merits of only these two things.

I don’t know if this makes me a connoisseur or not. Maybe I’m just a blowhard with a blog who likes craft beer and indie rock. I pretend to know a lot because…well, I do know a lot about these two things. Not as much as some, but more than most. I guess this makes me a connoisseur as described in the comic above.

There could be more to say about many other things. In fact, I’ve often considered topics for this blog that don’t fit into either interest, but I tend to shy away from those. I’d rather write about what I write about. Still, what if I’m missing out on something else, something better?

Is craft beer really all that I’ve made it out to be? It has the uncanny ability to pair with any kind of food. There are beers perfect for every occasion. You can drink a beer with more or less alcohol, bitterness, sweetness, tartness, and some other -ness’s I’m forgetting.

What about indie rock? Is “indie rock” even a thing? It’s really a silly category of music if you get right down to it. Still, that’s what I write about.

Then, I think about the idea that anyone else could write a blog about whatever the hell they want to write about. This here blog is about indie rock and craft beer. That’s what I like. That’s what I write about.

Sorry for the filler, but I really just wanted to post the comic above and see what ideas it stirs in you all.

Tagged with: