I’m not sure if you noticed, but although I do talk about my personal association with music, I rarely disclose the actual workings behind Headphone Commute. For the first time in five years since the ‘official’ inception of the site, I decided to accept an invitation from a magazine I admire, and actually talk about the process in more detail:
Remaining anonymous is important to the founder of Headphone Commute. This anonymity affords the mysterious ‘HC’ the luxury of staying true to the writer’s opinion and acts as a safeguard to prevent the ego getting in the way of the one thing that counts, music. The image you’ll see associated with Headphone Commute is of artist Zoetica Ebb, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s anything more than a face to put to the name on everyone’s lips. HC is part of a new order of online music journalism that refuses to hold the sword of Damocles over the heads of recording artists and labels. With the focus taken off relegation, HC is all about recommending what the author feels is good music and encouraging others to open their ears to new experience. With a vivid sense of the responsibility that comes with power, HC prefers to use theirs for good.