Wednesday, January 7, 2009

that's all folks

I want to thank everyone who helped keep this blog going consistently for (almost) a full year, and anyone who read it. In this economy, time is a luxury. I don't blame the gracious staff (myself included) for being unable to volunteer their typed insights on a regular basis, and I appreciate them contributing (secretly some of the best music writing around) for imaginary peanuts. Todd Hutlock, for editing and guidance. Ian Mathers, for the most contributions and his unwavering enthusiasm and belief this staff. Todd Burns, the O.G., for his blessings. Our newbs, Melanie Baskins and Gillian Watson (wherever you are), you came out of nowhere to boost the estrogen quotient and kick the shit out of your elders. Do not stop. Some idols of mine! Travis Morrison, Jason Gross, Chris Weingarten, who've all been to far higher places, lowered themselves a little just for this. Orme, for coming through at the 13th hour for that Cut Copy blurb. Kronish, for the URL hookup. Bradley, for being the easiest edit. Theon, for being a pal. As many ex-Stylusers as I could rustle up for attempting to simulate what a 2008 Stylus year-end would look like. Everyone else who contributed. Any goal I could've possibly had for this blog was reached. It's 2009; onward to new vistas.

-Dan Weiss



Anonymous Melanie Baskins said...

Thanks Dan and the WWIA? team. Wherever I go in this crazy world of blogosphere in the future (when I am not busy working as a paralegal somewhere), I will fondly remember your names for giving me a humble start into music crit. And for letting me (and Gillian) have our names listed as a tag besides some kick-ass writers whose work I have enjoyed and admired on other sites. Power to women writers in music criticism. Lisa Oliver and Ally Brown, there are not enough of you.

Thanks guys,

January 8, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Erm, that's a lovely sentiment which I agree with, but Ally is a guy.

Mallory O'Donnell at Stylus used to get that a lot, too.

January 11, 2009 at 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Melanie Baskins said...

Wha?! The y at the end sounded a bit girly. Not my fault, I swear. Well, it is. Okay, I go out a bumbling wierdo. Whoo!

January 11, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

You know, I volunteered to write for WWIA? when it began, but was turned down without former music writing experience. In retrospect, maybe you could've used a few more voices. Anyway, thanks for a great blog, it was fun while it lasted. I read every bit of it.

January 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger hutlock said...

Stephen - I blame Dan.


January 27, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Ally Broon said...

hehehe. Only just saw this. Thanks for the "there are not enough of you" bit Melanie, I'll take it as a compliment :)

Americans think of McBeal, Brits think of McCoist, that's just the way it is.

March 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

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