Wednesday, February 01, 2006
About Your Guide
I thought that maybe I should write a little something about myself and why I decided to create this guide. The main reason I decided to create this site is because I am mostly a new fan of Robert Pollard's work. This past summer (2005) I picked up Guided By Voices' Human Amusements At Hourly Rates (Best Of) for no other reason than I was looking for something new to listen to. I was hooked after listening to the disc once. Over the next four months or so, I have bought (mostly online, since the music stores here in Edmonton which actually sell GBV related material charge a fortune for it) over 50 GBV related releases. I have maybe about 90% of what's available (as I still am missing the Howling Wolf Orchestra album, some split EPs, and the Acid Ranch stuff). So now here I am with all this material to go through, and that is why I created the guide. It started as a personal project, but then I realized that other people might find it helpful, and I would benefit (as would others) from comments from other fans. However, the main thing I wanted to get across was the fact that I am a new fan, and did not get into the band until after GBV was broken up. Therefore I am in no way an expert on the band, nor am I a particularly good writer...I am just someone trying to get through this massive catalog of kick-ass music.