Sunday, March 29, 2009
Fever Ray's If I Had A Heart - Video of the Day
Thursday, March 26, 2009
RIP Dan Seals
Saturday, March 21, 2009
PJ Harvey still amazes me ... (Video of the Day)
Has it really been 15/16 years since Rid of Me?
Friday, March 20, 2009
Recommend Interview: HEALTH
If you are a fan of the LA band HEALTH or if you want to read a damn good band interview with normal kids that make killer music and just toured with NIN there read the Pitchfork interview: HERE
hey look, it's a playlist
Monday, March 16, 2009
Happy 3rd Birthday, You Stupid, Old Web Site
DeadJournalist.com turns three today.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We All Just Want To Be Heard
When I went to college, I went to the intro class to become a DJ at WEGL, the radio voice of Auburn. Having already been licensed as a radio DJ by the FCC, I figured I could slide into a late-night slot once a week and be on my way. But when I found out I had to spend an entire quarter - with no credit - taking a class before I could be on the radio, I walked out. There was some other kid who had been on the radio in Florida who did the same.
In the 15 years since I hadn't thought about that decision more than a half-dozen times. Funny, now it's one of those things I regret. How it might have changed my life - friends in the music scene (even one as lacking as Auburn) would have most certainly changed me for better or worse.
Fast forward to 2001 when I was just getting my feet wet in the Atlanta scene after living here for a couple of years. I didn't know East Atlanta from a hole in the ground, but after slowly building up my resolve I was at a point where going to shows solo by '03 was no big deal. I slowly met people, developed some friendships, and saw a number of fantastic shows.
By the time 2006 rolled a round, I had been DJing for a while at one of the best scene nights in Atlanta and had decided to start DeadJournalist.com as a way to keep my feet wet in writing and music. Besides being a DJ, I always wanted to write (actually start) a music magazine. After moving here as a magazine editor (because that's what engineers do, right?) I'd been freelancing for music magazines and figured if I wasn't going to get paid to write for them, I might as well not get paid to write for myself. I wrote because I like the trade. I wrote because I loved the by-line.
So I began, in earnest, putting time and effort into DeadJournalist in hopes of being a Web site that mattered. The little engine that could. The little site with a national reach. I hobby by which I could be defined outside of my actual money-earning career.
Three years later, under the weight of the stress at work and nearing my mid-30's, I decided to put DeadJournalist on hiatus on March 5. I hadn't been to a show in a couple of years - and frankly, I didn't see myself going to one in the near future. Why go on?
For the last 20 year (EEK! TWENTY?!?!) I've just wanted my voice to be heard; my words to be read. I've wanted to attention, sure, but I've wanted the responsibility of being a voice - my voice.
It's frustrating. A total catch-22. Invest time and effort into this non-revenue generating hobby just to have an avenue to be heard ... even if no one is listening but me.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Thanks to everyone who sent kind words about DeadJournalist.com's end/hiatus.
A few people asked if I was completely pulling the plug on the site, and that answer is no. The site will remain up and there is a real possibility that I may relaunch the site in the next few months with a new look and feel.
In the meantime, thanks again to everyone who wrote.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
It's been a great three-year run, but in the end, I just don't have the time to dedicate to keep the site evolving in order to remain relevant.
For those of you who contributed to the site over the years - thank you.
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