Monday, February 1, 2010

TVD | Powder n' Paint Mom used to say that. She’d be upstairs primping before a holiday gathering or something and while the guests amassed and made their way clear to cocktail #3, she’d descend down the spiral steps aglow and all smiles.

And if someone said, “Oh Ruth, you look lovely...” she’d point out, “Powder and paint make ya what ya ain’t.”

That one sort of stuck with me.

I’m not sure how many of you have taken note, but we’ve given ourselves a bit of a face lift over the past month or more. We even tried out a few new mastheads up there and have settled on this one as the new TVD logo and brand. Ta daa – all fresh faced.

I realize that the content too had shifted a bit with the revised look. Less me opining about bullshit and more general in a sense – and I love it.

At some point last year, this being largely a one-Jon endeavor, I was sorta ready to pull the plug. I know I’ve made mention of this before but there are only so many childhood memories to upheave and records to marry to said upheaval. I lost interest, and if I should lose interest, the whole thing would suffer – hence dreams of plug pulling.

I found that by removing the burden of writing from my perspective and giving the artists more voice here, the more interested I am in the endeavor. And it’s opened doors far beyond my dreams, not just at the outset, but from, well... last December!

Opportunities have arisen that will unfold over the next few months—more to the general in scope but still square in the vinyl realm—that hell, I even want to read and I know what’s coming.

So, this week it’s a bit of a ‘State of the Blog’ address while we ponder the ‘powder n’ paint.’

You're welcome to opine as well in regard to the shifting seas...

Del Amitri - Former Owner (Mp3)
The Room - Things That Have Learnt To Walk That Ought To Crawl (Mp3)
Bee And Flower - Two Makes One (Mp3)
The Pastels - Somethings Going On (Mp3)
David Bowie - The Prettiest Star (Mp3)