Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy 2012!

>> We're 17 days into the new year, and I have some explaining to do. I didn't post much of anything in December, and I've missed the first half of January. There's a list reasons for the lack of my usual enthusiasm over the past few months. As readers of this site, you have a right to know what's been going on lately.

>> In September, I started my first semester at NYU. I moved into Manhattan right near Washington Square Park and various great music venues. Everything I ever wanted was now in walking distance. From then on, my nights were spent at concerts, with friends, and of course, studying. I had to get used to the idea of balancing this increased amount of both work and potential distractions. If I don't go to shows, I don't have anything to write about. But it got to a point where I had to focus on my school work more than I'm used to. I did well in my classes, but in turn, my site was left without updates. Midterms were new to me, and between those, reading assignments, essays, and eventually finals, I had less time to dedicate to my writing.

>> Now that I have a semester under my belt, I plan on getting my act together. Instead of catching up on shows through Hulu, I'm going to spend my spare time wisely. I plan on making 2012 count. Expect plenty of tour dates and music videos as usual, but more importantly, my goal is to post more interviews, album reviews, and things of substance. I want to do more *real* writing and reporting other than just "Guess who's touring again! Here are the dates..."

>> Over the past few months, I really disappointed myself, and I'm sure some of you as well. Between the academics and even a couple of trips out-of-state, I had a lot to juggle. From here on out, I'm working on my consistency and posting things of true substance.

>> So here's to doing big things in 2012! Hopefully you guys will continue to watch (and help) my self-run website grow :)

Kate Russell

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