I remember the sadness I felt after losing great magazines like Crawdaddy!, Trouser Press, Creem, and several others. and not that I’m a great magazine, but I can say that I do remember the feeling of loss.
I am overwhelmed by the personal emails, the comments, and the strong support. While I still wonder about the relevancy of TAP these days, I do recognize that a community exists. I don’t expect a barrage of comments when you come to visit either. I just wondered if what I produce bring anything to the readers. I guess your comments proved they did.
Perhaps, I can narrow it down. Do you find the announcements of current, new alternative styled bands worth your time? I listen to music relentlessly. In fact, I wonder myself how I actually do it and maintain any kind of life. But I pull it off. Somehow.
I do write elsewhere. One is a local newspaper (where you’re welcome to come and visit), The Pontiac Daily Leader. I do some work for The Morton Report, as well as for another site that features non-music related pieces.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. Should I decide to retire TAP (and now, I may not), I will promise a periodic write-up elsewhere. But for now, it’s business as usual. And for the UK audience that requested more UK Reports, I promise to do my best. I have tried over the years to gain a foothold into the labels there, to gain viable info for the UK readers. I will continue to try to achieve some kind of rapport. If any of you are in the UK industry, get in touch with me.