2012 – A letter from Muzikablog.com music blog editor
2012, the apocalypse year, should be a promising year for Muzikablog.com music blog.
It’s 2012, the apocalypse year. Please start panicking, shouting, kill each other just for the sake of killing each other, take each others lands and claim it’s yours before an earthquake or tsunami takes it away, and act like there is no tomorrow. Wait… isn’t the world already in that state? Hasn’t it been like this since the last, couple of centuries?
Here I am, sitting down on the sofa in front of the fireplace and sipping down a scotch with a throw on me, a piece of paper and a pen. That’s the way to write a New Year editorial note for a music blog. Wrong! It’s freezing, cannot afford to switch on the central heating. Just having a cup of tea, and using the laptop fan as a heater. Even my dog is complaining that the flat is cold; hence he tucks himself under my feet.
Let’s be a little bit more realistic. After the festive season parties and kerfuffle, starting a new year everyone feels a little bit more philosophical, and I couldn’t feel less. It’s been almost three years since I started this blog and couldn’t be happier with the progress. While three years ago I struggled to find a band to interview, nowadays my mailbox is over flooded with unread emails from bands asking to be interviewed or have their music reviewed. On this journey I’ve also picked up several guest reviewers, some of whom seem that they are here to stay. Some people might have noticed that we’ve placed a PayPal donate button, hence we couldn’t but expect sarcastic and offending comments, which to be honest, I find funny.
We do this as a hobby during our free time, instead of going to beaches and date sexy hot chicks. We never asked anything from the bands. Sometimes we ask for a hard copy of the album we are reviewing, which we always like to collect to add to our collection of original records. The only reason why we did the donate button, is not to force anyone to pay. If you like reading reviews on this blog and you’re an avid follower and would like to discover more new music and bands, support us by donating any amount you’d like. If your band, somehow benefitted from this blog thanks to a review, interview or mention, feel free to donate what you think it was worth. We don’t even make enough money to pay for the hosting, let alone making profits.
2011 was a great year were I discovered and got in touch with some great bands, such as the Italian trio Shootin’ Stars, British and heavy Vallenfyre, fuzzy Francobollo, the solo project Afterlife Parade and many others. We’ve also received some good news, such as the Black Sabbath Reunion, and some unfortunately news, such as the loss of one of the greatest artists of this century, Amy Winehouse.
I expect 2012 to be even more promising than 2011. Definitely we will get in touch with several other new bands and discover new talents. New music will never stop amusing us, so keep on submitting your work to email@example.com. We would like to hear from you. While at it, I’d also like to mention that as always, we are always looking for guest reviewers. We’d like to cover much more music genres, so drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you can help us and review music, interview bands or cover some music news.