Every once in awhile, even the busiest of people find themselves with an enjoyable slot of unoccupied time. This three-day Easter weekend turned out to be one of those very times. Usually I would jump on any chance I get to take a break from the hustle and bustle of academic life, but for no particular reason I was feeling a bit motivated today. Instead of truly lazing about, I decided to go ahead and hit the ground running with one of the many random ideas that popped into my head. Hence, this website now exists.
As I am writing this, I find myself very much in the grudging infancy of putting together a site that will provide any useful (or interesting) information. In the long run, I hope this website will fulfill a number of uses: a compiling record of my activities, accomplishments, and inevitable failures in the world of organology, a central host for images and thoughts on the instruments that pass through my unstable stable, and a continually expanding resource for any individual whose organological interests happen to align with my own. These interest, in due time, will be made abundantly clear by the content spread throughout the rest of the site. Spoiler alert: there will probably be a lot of trombones.
I do not doubt that the concept and content of this site might very well shift radically over time. It would be rather silly to lay out a rank of rigid stipulations at this point, and who knows where the next two, five, ten years will take me. For now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Or better yet, enjoy some John Dowland, as I have been for most of this evening.