While reading one of my very first issues of Rolling Stone magazine back in middle school, I stumbled upon John Mayer repeating an old quote: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”

Well, right then and there at age 13, I came to two conclusions: First, that John Mayer was a big douchebag (was I right or was I right?). Second, that I would never stop writing about music, because far too much fantastic music exists for us not to write about it, sing about it, shout it from the rooftops, etc. Over the next several years, I spent countless hours using school newspapers as my microphone to share my love–and sometimes hate–of music of all kinds.

As a recent college graduate, I became a city resident for the first time in Washington, D.C., and I was ecstatic at the rapid-fire pace at which I could consume music in this urban playground. I could go to shows any night of the week, stumble upon talented street musicians on my way to work, and enjoy a local music scene that was burgeoning right before my eyes.

But after realizing that sending my friends novel-esque emails to hype up new albums and discuss plans for upcoming shows no longer sufficed to spread the word,  “Rhythm without Representation” was born. RwR is a blog dedicated to my musical pursuits in DC in the broadest sense– this could include anything from the concerts I see in DC, to the local musicians I dig, to the international artists I listen to on my Ipod while riding the metro.

RwR will wear many hats, so each category listed in the top menu will (loosely) differentiate the topics I plan to cover:

1) “I was there”: Reviews from DC shows which I’ve recently attended.

2) “Two bars three stars”: A scrapbook of music appreciation and consumption in the District of Columbia.

3) “On my boombox”: A place to hype the tunes currently occupying my “Favorites” folder on Grooveshark.

4) “On deck”: Previews of upcoming local shows that I plan to attend (and I’ll tell you why you should, too).

I wont discriminate based on locality or genre, as I am an equal opportunity audiophile and don’t want to limit myself in any capacity. Recommendations are always welcome and appreciated.


4 Responses to “about”

  1. djdeprey January 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    I recommend that you recommend that people watch this video:


    • stephmit January 4, 2012 at 4:54 am #

      I recommend that you read my Real Estate show preview next week, where I will undoubtedly feature this video.

  2. Sho February 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Is there an email to send you recommendations (in this case, the recommendation is us!)

    • stephmit February 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      sure- send me a DM on twitter and i’ll shoot you my email address.

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