Welcome back everyone. I trust you are (temporarily) sated following the Thanksgiving holiday and its accompanying shows. If you popped away for vacation you may have missed some of the developments here at the site. Most of these took place in our Daily News section which we have recast as The Latest. News editor Jeff Waful has moved on to pursue a number of his other endeavors with additional intensity although he will still contribute feature essays and the like (plus with any luck we can tap him for guest news stints on occasion). The section remains a work in progress relative to its form and content so please email me if you have any suggestions, criticism etc. (some of you have already spoken and we’ve responded by separating our Segues items onto separate lines). BTW, we’re also adding a bit more eye candy, as our photo of the day will now generate randomly from a cache of images that we will regularly refresh.
Here is where I typically talk about our features and we do indeed have some fine ones, including interviews with Les Claypool, Soulive and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Dave Johnston. Plus be sure to check out Andy Tennille’s latest Installment of ‘Used With.’- this month Dave Schools visits Amoeba Music. In addition though, I want to remind you read the efforts of our columnists. For instance, take a gander at David Steinberg’s ‘The Point of No Return?’ and Jesse Jarnow’s ‘The Long and Winding Road.’ Both Zzyzx and Jesse have been with us from the beginning more than five years ago. As for our Departments, Dan Alford’s Audio Files (formerly Tape Cases) has been up there nearly as long. There’s plenty more as well in both sections, I’ll single out a few more next month.
BTW, how many of you remember that I used to create a really crappy comic for this site? One day it shall return (no really, and yes, that’s is a threat).
That’s all, see you next month (and yes, and don’t forget to check out the excerpt from my book),
later days and peace,