The New Classics

June 4, 2009

Blog Politics

Filed under: Message — Greg @ 12:11 pm

I needed a two week break from the blog to re-evaluate what I’m doing here. I don’t think that the format I’ve been using for the past 6 months is the future of The New Classics.

There is way too much music coming out way too quickly for one person with a full-time job to keep up with it all on a daily basis. Aside from that, it’s hard to even enjoy the music when worrying about having to throw a review up, although the reviewing does help me appreciate a lot of it.

But what I think will happen going forward is a more column-based format. Sort of suggested songs and albums, including playlist/mini mixtape download links. Also, I want to figure out how to embed some type of flash music player, so that you guys can preview the tracks while reading, before opting to download. Because I can’t even count how many times I’ve blindly downloaded a zshare link and absolutely hated the song, so I think a stream player would be really helpful.

Another thing I want to dip into is articles about music. I’ve found myself with a lot of opinions and ideas about modern music and media lately, and there’s a lot I’d like to get out on the table for discussion.

The song & album review formats I’ve been using will still show up from time to time, but mostly for things that I think truely deserve the solo spotlight, rather than a post for every song that hits my ears.

Things are changing a bit, but I hope everyone who visited the blog before keeps coming back. Looking at the hit counts from my two week absence, the numbers surprisingly only dropped off slightly, so I know there’s a readership here. I’m not even quite sure where I’m going with the site at this point, but I know that it’s all for the best.

Thanks for reading The New Classics, check back soon.


1 Comment »

  1. I totally understand you. Maybe it’s because I’ve been trough the same thin, with an old blog of mine. Enjoy your hiatus and I’ll be here, patiently waiting.


    Comment by biha — June 14, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

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