Sunday, January 8, 2017

Housecleaning, Reinvention, and Oh, Hell.

You may have noticed, or not, that there has been a scarcity of reviews coming through this blog for the past six months or so. It’s the result of a combination of factors, most my own fault. Overextension, classes, writer’s block, lack of writers recruited, procrastination, theft (yes, theft of CDs slated for review by certain unnamed individuals), illness, and bad luck have all contributed to the sluggishness of the blog. I am in the process of recruiting trustworthy writers, finding new music to review, and seeing what else I can do to make this site better. It deserves better.

To that end, I have cleaned out the list of CDs for possible review,
and removed everything from before 2016. After all, what’s the point? Unfortunately, that adds up to more than two thirds of the list. Nearly all of those CDs will end up in the collection of the Hiram College Library, so no need to worry about their future.

In the meantime, should you feel moved to write up a review or an article for Buzzard Tracks, please contact me and we can chat about what it is you’d like to write about. I’m open to all sorts of topics in any genre of Northeast Ohio music: reviews of online-only music, concerts, interviews with musicians, essays on a particular artist or genre, mad ravings over the state of music in the region. You don’t have to be a member of the Hiram College community to write for the blog, just sufficiently interested. There is no payment, only glory, and if you’re a student it’s a chance to pad your resume. gets you there.

Jeff Wanser

All CDs pictured here are now retired, as they came out in 2015 or before.