“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” ~ ???
This quote has been attributed to Steve Martin, Martin Mull, Frank Zappa and Elvis Costello to name a few. I can’t imagine not claiming such an accurate, colorful witticism and yet it remains shrouded in inscrutability. This is the type of writing I love. Great writing doesn’t require fancy words. Don’t get me wrong. I love all words. But there’s so much you can do with the most basic vocabulary.
As someone who has written music features, I can attest to the truth of this quote. I have not faced a greater writing challenge than writing about music and have the utmost respect for those who do it well.