News: The New Rising Storm
It’s been about one year of album reviews at therisingstorm.net and I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog lately. Scores of other blogs seem to be sharing full albums. I am completely lost about the state of copyright, vintage music, and the internet. All I know is that I feel comfortable sharing 1 or 2 mp3′s from these great lost albums and I wouldn’t feel comfortable publishing anything more.
Rather than give it all I up, I’ve decided to forge ahead. And lately (thanks to the fine new Bobb Trimble and Moby Grape releases) I have developed a deadly interest in vinyl reissues. I hereby vow to reignite my vinyl collection with both original and reissue albums and as for CDs, I will only invest in very nicely packaged reissues. Best of all, I hope to do it all through this site with the help of Jason, Stranger, other bloggers, friends, and some new recurring features we are going to try out this year.
We will continue to focus on reviews of course, I don’t think we could stop ourselves. It’s just that throughout, we are going to highlight some New & Upcoming Reissues, feature a few Off Track albums that aren’t necessarily within the realm of rock music, reveal some of the Rarest Vinyl we have gotten our hands on (or at least our ears), and we’ve got some other cool features coming up that I’m excited about. Essentially, I want to try to grow this site up a bit, and become a genuine and legitimate resource for people who want to build an awesome and historically founded record collection.
I almost forgot, there will be a Podcast as well.
The Storm is still Rising! Many thanks to visitors and contributors. This is all for fun and music.
(Thanks to michael and associate for the redesign.)