Obsessive Sharing His Obsession
noun ˌpər-sə-ˈna-lə-tē, ˌpər-ˈsna-
: the set of emotional qualities, ways of behaving, etc., that makes a person different from other people.
Look at the definition. Think about it for a bit.
Now think about a huge chunk of the content that is delivered to you. How much of it has been delivered to you via scientific methods where providers and app designers scramble to pull data through marketing research and algorithms to get those “clicks. How many of you know who wrote what you are reading or an even better question is why are you consuming it?
Next think about your gang of friends and associates. Odds are (if you are like me), this mix involves a variety of people, not just ones who think, dress and act like you. They bring new and opposing points of view, they share their passions, knowledge and quirks. Their unique personalities keeps life from being boring.
I was attracted to Backwash as it was a “community” filled with content that was created and shared by people whose ways of being were unique. There was no two Backwash writer who were interchangeable. I found myself reading about topics and ideas that would never cross my radar and thought, maybe I should become an obsessive sharing his obsession and wrote the Scratch, Pop & Hiss column.
About CASETTA: Hidden among the many vinyl recordings, tapes and CD’s, the cult films by the likes of Roger Corman & Russ Meyer, fine beer & wine, swell cuisine, books and free thinking periodicals you will find me.
I would blurt out a column usually relating some tale that involved records, bands or music related items that focused on just this one, albeit a huge part of my personality.
While part of Backwash, I got to know many fellow columnist and even readers, and I still keep in touch with many of them.
I am still around on the web as part of the internet radio station G-Town Radio. The station is a community run station serving the Northwest neighborhoods of Philadelphia and I have been a part of it for a few years. We are a real station with real people who host a variety of shows encompassing an eclectic mix of music and talk. Each programmer has total control of what they play and they bring their personality to the equation which makes for some entertaining content.
Official Show Description:
Join the enigmatic, music savant Tom Casetta as he guides you through the labyrinth of rock music shining a beacon on the unsung, should-be-sung, and will-be-sung recordings that clutter the maze’s dusty corridors that crisscross time and continents.
The shows are also archived as a stream and a podcast (feel free to follow and/or subscribe)