Monday, April 13, 2009

One Year of Occasional Blogness

Believe it or not, it has now been a full year since I made the first post on this fledgling blog. Now I know that I haven’t exactly been making regular posts throughout that year (only 19 total posts?), but still, I suppose, it does mean something to make it through a full year. Although I knew when I started that it would be a somewhat sporadic venture, as I just didn’t have much time to devote to it, I had intended make more regular and varied posts than I have managed to date. In particular, I planned to have more regular features of commentary and discussion on music and musicians of interest, and not just the music posts alone. Nonetheless, I have managed to post some pretty nifty music offerings, and I have been proud to be able to find and share these with everyone. So, I do plan to keep this going for awhile, and I will try to do a better job of making regular and worthwhile posts. So, here on this 1-year anniversary, from now on I pledge to average at least 2 posts a month or more, and to provide more than just bootleg recordings for download. Now, this will never be some major music site by any means, it will remain a small, relatively obscure outpost. I will only post things that are not already available on the primary web sources for ROIO and bootleg recordings (such as T.U.B.E, G101forum, BigO, and others listed in the sidebar), nor will I try to post the really rare, obscure, or OOP recordings, as there are many sites that do this much better than I can (such as Rare Mp3 Music and others). What I will try to do is provide links to download live music and sessions by some of my favorite artists that maybe you haven’t heard before, and to provide some interesting information, opinions, and commentary on the music and some music issues. For those that have found this site to have something of interest, I thank you for your patronage, and I hope this remains a place you come back to periodically to check out and enjoy. Mostly though, I want to thank all the others out there who have made so much of this incredible music, which is not available for purchase anywhere, freely available to all who wish to download and enjoy it. 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. It has been a tremendous experience to have the opportunity to collect and listen to such a wide variety of great concerts, shows, and sessions that I never knew existed before or never would have heard, and it has only increased my interest in these musicians and their music (and yes, that includes buying more of their official releases). Thus, if I can share some of that joy with even just a few others through this blog, than it surely is worth it. So, thank you all and keep listening.

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