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Originally, I envisaged Consider The Sauce might combine both the foodie themes for which it is now famed AND my musical loves.
However, as I climbed the steep incline of learning about blogging and its dynamics, I realised that would be muddying the waters.
As well, it seems – perhaps for the first in my life and perhaps only in the short-term – I am all “written out” when it comes to music.
For more than a decade now, it’s been part of my routine, upon rolling out of bed, to feverishly log on to the likes of the now defunct Blue Note bulletin board and forums at places such as Jazz Corner and Organissimo for endless, often fiery and frequently hilarious talk on all manner of music, along with politics, sport, religion and food. And, not infrequently, all at the same time!
The pleasure, enlightenment, wisdom and friendship I have been blessed with by being part of these conversations has enriched my life immeasurably.
Yet, as with others, the need is less pressing these days – indeed, as of today, it’s been about two weeks since I checked into the big O.
At the same time, though, doing Consider The Sauce has not only heightened my awareness of the food culture of the Melbourne’s greater western suburbs – it has done likewise for the western suburbs in general.
This, of course, is a very fine thing.
But along the way Bennie and I are coming across things, people, places and scenes that tickle our fancy, make us think and reflect or burst out laughing that simply don’t fit within the Consider The Sauce framework.
Of course, some of them have been getting a run here anyway – a car atop a shipping container in Tottenham, some apologetic graffiti in Sunshine and the like.
But now it’s time for these snippets of western suburbs life to have their own home at a sister blog to Consider The Sauce.
Called Snap West, its aim will be to post a photo a day of some of aspect of western suburbs life that has caught our eyes or turned our heads.
A photo a day doesn’t sound like a lot, but I’m sure there’ll be times when it’ll the last thing on our minds and quite a hassle.
Yet oddly enough, I have a hunch that it’s the snaps taken in those sort of circumstances that may end up being the most evocative.
Perhaps unlike Consider The Sauce, there will be no great ambitions for this new blog.
Hopefully, it’ll just simply unfold and evolve.
If folks visit and comment, that’ll be very cool.
If not, well that’ll be OK, too!
PS: I reckon the Vertigo theme of Snap West is gorgeous! How about it for Consider The Sauce?