Eric here, senior editor, head waiter, chief bottle-washer, etc, here at It’s About The Music.
I want to thank all my readers and subscribers for all your support and visits and “likes” and everything for the last 3 years or so. I would have no purpose for doing this labor of love (I do not get paid or make money at this, I have a regular job) were it not for you all!
The time has come for a change, a shift in the cosmos, if you will.
This site has become more of a kitchen sink, so I am making and launching a new site with its primary focus on music and more esoteric matters and how they relate. It is called https://musicandmindfulness.wordpress.com/ Another catalyst pushing me is the hobby itself, it is like it is imploding. It becomes more and more uncivilized each week. You can’t bring civility to a culture or environment that doesn’t want it. So I have left that side of things to shift my focus more absolutely on music. Music is that vehicle which can bring that about social justice, kindness, real community, etc. as I have written briefly about before. It’s time to talk about why it is important and beneficial to re-engage and connect with music. It will be about the music and how it works in and with healing, environmental mood shift, emotions, etc. How music and the human spirit relate, the power of music on the human psyche and all related matters. Tossed in might be articles about psychology and such and related information all tied into music in some way. Yes, album reviews will still be a feature as well as they serve a large and good portion of it and I will also include some other mundane music matters. I plan on eventually even moving some of the advice and “how-to” articles to the new site, which will be in a different section. (There will be sections just like on this site for easy navigation, although the theme may look a bit different cosmetically). The whole core idea or mission will be to get folks to really listen and get what they are meant to get from the music they listen to.
Gone will be gear lists and info, writings about audio philosophy, discussions about MQA and other acronyms, etc. (I may stick reviews I did on my own gear someplace, but I am not sure). The gear and the related just don’t fit in the new mission or format. I had a good time in providing that info and service to everyone, but it is time to close that chapter.
The other nice thing about the new site and directional flavor is that I will not be under worrisome deadlines trying to keep up with whatever. In other words, it will be more like a regular blog than the semi-pro thing like before. At least, that should be how it feels to me anyway.
So with that said, I invite you to visit my new site and enjoy. That means all my wonderful readers from around the globe.
I look forward to seeing you all on the new site and interacting together. https://musicandmindfulness.wordpress.com/
PS: Yes, this site will remain up for a time, I predict through November at least, maybe longer, but it won’t be updated in favor of my other site.