How does one start blogging? And where did "Skunk" come from?

How does one start a blog? Type words of interest aimed at targeted groups? Sure, we'll go with that. My target group will be those who may potentially like the music I create, and/or will be amused and entertained by the documented absurdity that is my existence. So, without further ado, a little about me...  

I'm a musician residing in Austin, TX, currently involved with a few different projects: A Good Rogering (an ever evolving eclectic heavy-rock group), Gunzenhausen Klan (a satirical and tasteless "German" metal band), and Willie "Blueballs" Johnson (a "legendary blues cat, back from retirement"). And then there's Skunk Manhattan; a scatter brained collection of molecules experiencing the world from the perspective of his own insanity who has somehow managed to put out nothing under his own name. Join me/him on this adventure as we blog about stuff. And of course, feel free to follow my various projects on your favorite social media platforms.

Any questions? Here's one: I often get asked how the name Skunk originated. I'd love to hear your guess! If you get it right, which you won't unless I've already told you, I'll send you a used pair of my underwear. Washed or unwashed, your choice :)

And thus the blogging journey begins...

SM