An explanation behind the inactivity on IFAN and moving forward…
If you haven’t noticed things have gotten a little stale here on IFAN without any explanation, and that is because for the past few weeks I have been hard at work launching the website for the new project I am involved with with a couple of the guys from LA Record, called White Noise. White Noise is a new LA-based record label working with mostly LA and Orange County-based bands (Blue Jungle, Audacity, Jail Weddings, The Blank Tapes, Gangi and Tweak Bird) and focusing on just digital and vinyl releases.
That being said, in the time that I have taken off from IFAN I’ve come to two realizations; 1) I don’t have enough in my life for this blog in it’s current state, White Noise, my day job and a personal life. Something has to give, and that something will be IFAN and it’s current state, which brings me to reason 2) This blog has become a hassle, I have thought of abandoning it before, but really it wasn’t until I read about what Steve Rubel has done, that I decided that I need to reevaluate what I want to do with this space. Innovate or die, this blog needs a jump start.
So moving forward, there will be new design coming soon to IFAN that will turn it into kind of a central hub for what I want to share with anyone who visits. But not a lifestream. Mostly it will be information and thoughts delivered in nuggets as I come across and think about them, still focusing on the Los Angeles music landscape, but also adding my perspective on the digital shift in the music industry and the news surrounding it. I was never a good writer and the time I spent editing myself needs to be spent on other things, ie; White Noise and our artists, the woman I call almost already my wife and my day job that will soon see me putting in some heavy duty time learning Drupal, and not necessarily in that order.
So bands, publicists, people who have duped bands into thinking they are publicists and digital marketing firm lackeys, you can continue to send me emails, just don’t be offended when I don’t respond, if I like it, I will probably write about it or link to it. I just don’t have time or the patience for the back and forth. Oh, and one more thing, if you have sent me 100 or something emails about a band and I have never written about them or expressed any interest at all, stop sending me press releases about them, you are just a spammer… I am looking in your direction people who work Manchester Orchestra.