I got an email reminder from Tumblr this morning that said I started this section of my site exactly one year ago. As with every other passing year, it seems it went bye far too quickly. Over the years, going back to 2006, I have maintained a few different websites - all with similar content (more or less).
The first was niche, exclusively rare 90s vinyl & golden era content. Then I started working at Fat Beats and wanted to cater more to introducing and supporting new artists, so I would do interviews, post exclusive content, etc. At that point, I started managing artists and touring, which put a hold on blogging & yet another site was abandoned.
When I started ‘TheNewPrint' a couple years ago, I was focussed more on bridging the gap between music and my background in economics and business. Business was good, my artists were doing well, and I was writing more - on and offline, but I found I still needed an excuse to keep track of old memories and catalog certain items that were just sitting in storage. So, this section of the site was (re)born.
I’ve moved a shitload of times over the past few years and each time, I have to leave more stuff behind - photographs, records, CDs, magazines, etc - I’m afraid pieces of my memory are being lost along with it lol With all that said, if no one else ever saw this site, it’d be fine with me - I’ll be able to look back and have the nostalgia available to me with the click of a mouse. That’s a peaceful thought, so I hope that I can continue for at least another year without interruption. We’ll see…