December 1, 2020 § 2 Comments
I have to say I didn’t mean to allow this blog to die. To explain, around the time I stopped updating here, I began writing for The Typescript, an on-line journal of culture, news, and commentary that I began with an old friend from graduate school, Matthew Friedman, and a friend of his, Theresa Smalec. We’ve worked hard to grow the magazine and our work is starting to pay off.
I write commentary on politics, culture, and history there, and I am also the Music Editor, and I’ve been working on building up our presence in the indie music world. We’ve been lucky to develop good working relationships with a few PR firms in New York City and London, as well as a few record labels in Canada, the US, and the UK. And we’ve also developed relationships with some indie artists directly. We publish singles/video reviews every Monday, usually two of them, plus ep and long player reviews Tuesday and Thursday, and we run a review of a Classic album on Friday. I have a stable of capable and talented writers and, well, I’m kind of proud of what we’ve done there.
So that has taken up a lot of my extra time. And so this site has gone dormant. I have, however, begun writing a second book and I have plans for at least one more book brewing in the back of my head. And there is a lot going in the world that I don’t think necessarily fits on Typescript that I’d like to start working out here.
My original plan when I created this site away back around 2010 was that it would be a place I work out research ideas and questions, and ponder issues in the world around me. I never really expected anyone to read this blog, and yet, people do. I have been surprised and gratified by the fact that things I’ve written here over the years have generated so many comments in the past year.
So, I hope I can get this blog back to at least a semi-regular posting schedule in the next few weeks.