It’s that time of the year when we move on from lists of stuff that was good last year to lists of stuff we won’t do this year. I’m crap at giving things up (I’m typing this with a ciggie in my hand and a half drunk bottle of beer on my desk, so those two clearly aren’t happening), so instead my only real resolution for 2010 is to find myself a job, since being out of work really puts a dent in your ability to buy things.
Anyway, here’s what you can expect from the blog over the coming year.
Asides from Christmas week I managed to get myself along to at least one gig a week for the last five months of 2009 – and since the first couple of weeks of December had me at two gigs a week I think I’m allowed that one week off – despite being regularly skint. I’m planning on keeping that rate up as far as possible, so you regular gig goers can probably expect to see a lot of the wee ginger guy lurking around various venues in Glasgow over the course of the year. On thing I’d like to do is get over to Edinburgh more often, it’s been ages since I got to a gig over there. That needs money though, so it’ll have to be something quite spectacular to get me through at the moment I think.
Aye Tunes is a year and a half old this week. Only I’m not counting that whole first year, since it wasn’t until a full year after launching I actually did anything of note round here. So in June we’ll be celebrating the first birthday of Aye Tunes properly. There might even be a party or something.
At some point soon I’ll try and do some kind of 10 tips for 2010 list, along with the rest of the music bloggers on the planet. It’ll likely be quite familiar, as I think most of the ones I think are worth watching are bands that came to my attention in the last half of 2009 and have already had a wee bit of coverage here.
Record and gig reviews are likely to continue, and I do have a desire to add interviews into the mix too. Any volunteers?
I’ve fallen away from doing band profiles a bit, so I’ll try and get more of those done this year too.
For better or worse I’m still going to try and focus on positives not negatives, so still no reviews slating things, unless I can be constructive about it. I will try and stop calling albums I like brilliant though, and attempt to balanced.
Thanks a lot to everyone that has visited over the past year. My stats show that most of you started coming round in September and October, I’m glad you got here and hope you keep coming back.
Oh, I did think of one resolution – keep up with my email. If you sent me something in December especially it pretty much hit my inbox and go stuck there. Feel free to give me a reminder if I’ve missed something.
Rambling over, for now.