Tuesday, December 11. 2007
The introduction explains more about where Recycled Goods came from and why it's going. I'll just add here that this isn't the end of me writing on this kind of music. I haven't had time to do any freelance work in the last year-plus, and that should open up a bit. I would still be interested in doing a shorter, more frequent, more varied column, like I did for F5 in 2006. Alternatively (or maybe also) I'm thinking about a music blog, either home rolled or with some more reputable publisher. I will continue working on Jazz Consumer Guide for the Village Voice. Over time my jazz coverage has been getting stronger while my reissues coverage has waned, so that's part of what tipped the balance. (Money is another part.)
Of course, there are other projects. One is to take the 2100 Recycled Goods reviews I've accumulated, plus hundreds or maybe thousands of other scattered notes and reviews, and turn them into a reference website. And there's always the politics book. It's been a hard decision to make this break. Hope I manage to turn it into a good move.