Thursday, April 14, 2011
'BB' Makes Three
BB Chronicles celebrates third anniversary
Hard to believe, I know, but this little music-oriented internet outpost has now been in existence for three whole years. Time flies when you're listening to great music, right? So, anyway, it's no big deal, but I guess it is something of an achievement just to have persisted this long as a music blog these days. I know that over the past year or so I've seen many of these kinds of sites that I have enjoyed closing down for one reason or another. And although I can't guarantee just how much longer I will be able to keep this thing going, I will say that I will continue as best I can with the sporadic (but high quality) output you have come to know and expect here. Although quantity is certainly not what I go for here, I'm proud to say that the number of posts have increased each year, as well as the viewership and numbers of downloads. Hopefully, what I provide here is of enough interest and value to at least a core group of followers with similar musical interests that people regularly stop by to check out, not only what there is to download, but also what I have to say about the artists and their music And that seems to be what is happening. This will always remain a personal project for me, and thus will reflect my personal music preferences. One thing I will guarantee is that there will never be any ads or commercial enterprises of any kind on this site (and that even includes the practice of dividing up files into multiple small units in order to earn 'download credits' or points from file-sharing sites - I don't do that). This site is just about discussing, sharing, and spreading the word about artists and music I enjoy, and specifically to try to make more available some of their great music that has not been commercially-released or made available through other outlets. Once again, as I have in the past, I also want to take this time to thank all the others out there who have made so much of this great music, which is not available for purchase anywhere, freely available to all who wish to download and enjoy it. I am only able to offer these downloads because others before me have made them available. So, to all the other bloggers, forum posters, and music fans that have collected these recordings and made them available over the internet, as well as to all the great artists and musicians out there that allow these recordings to be freely exchanged, I offer a huge and heartfelt Thank You. If you've followed this blog so far, you've probably gotten a pretty good idea of the kinds of music and artists I prefer, and it is quite a wide variety of stuff. I know that lately (over the past couple months) the blog has been devoted almost solely to country-rock type offerings (SHF, Hillman, Souther, Firefall, etc.), and it has been a great joy and privilege to be able to exclusively present and make available these previously uncirculated (from our friend David M) recordings, and more of these special recordings will continue to be featured here periodically and as they become available to me. But for those that are not into this particular music, rest assured that much other music will also be featured and presented. So, I hope you will stay with me as I continue this endeavor into our 4th year. We'll start off this 4th year by changing the look of the site a bit, but for the most part, things will continue as they have been. Hope you enjoy all that's coming (and continue to enjoy what's already available here). I know I will.
Up next: Some spring cleaning! Clearing out (by posting) some great shows by previously featured artists that I just didn't have time to get to before.