Hi everyone! My name is Jess and I’m a 24 year old accountant with a passion for all things music.  I grew up playing a million different instruments – violin, piano, guitar – but didn’t quite branch out and discover my musical identity until recently.  It all started when I met a ton of new people from different backgrounds who suggested I listen to a few different bands.  I was able to find a ton of new music through both these people and my own discoveries.  I am the proud new owner of a record player (hence the name for this blog, “The Scratch”) and find myself spending a lot of my time on the weekends hunting for some of my favorite albums.  Since my career is so numbers-oriented and does not leave a lot of room for creative expression, I’ve created this music blog/diary/way for me to express myself and share my passion with the world.  I hope this blog helps you discover new music you love and creates a supportive community with great conversation.