My desire to work on this blog has returned all the way, now. BUT, the time to work on it, due to my new job, is at an all time minimum. Plus, I'm really beginning to feel the pressure from another aspect, of which I will address later in this post. Right now, though, I am looking forward greatly to bringing you some new entries.
For those of you who would like to contact me, I've set up an email specifically for this blog, keeping it separate from my personal email. So, from here on out, if you want to contact me, just drop me a line at - firstname.lastname@example.org.
October and November are going to be two very important months of posts for fans of New Romantic/80s Pop/Synthpop. I'm collecting a host of important groups from the genre that have a lasting and loyal fanbase, and haven't really been released in any large deluxe editions that I know of. Bands like Talk Talk, Blancmange, Psuedo Echo, Re-Flex, Alphaville and Industry. And those are just a few. I've been having a lot of fun collecting these together, and I know that you'll enjoy them.
Which leads me to my next point.... or two.
1 - I am quickly running out of important bands THAT I LIKE that haven't already had a significant Deluxe Version already. There's only so many albums out there, and I'm down to 4 or less albums by almost all of them. Now, I could blow my wad now and just focus on those last few available, and be done within a couple months, tops. Or, I can continue to drag them out, dropping some gems here and there, and fill in the gaps with lesser material, which I've actually been doing for months, now.
2 - Now that I am doing the lesser material, a lot of it is by groups that - if I liked - I only had maybe one album or a single or EP. Never a complete comprehensive collection. So, now when I make a new cover, I'm not actually just rounding up some tracks from off my hard drive and making a cover, I'm actually having to go out and look for a lot of the additional material. A LOT. A lot of the material I have never heard before. And in some cases, I'll be posting deluxe editions of albums that I may not have actually listened to all the way through.....
It's become sort of a learning process in that as I start collating this material I discover a lot of new stuff that I like, but also don't like. I know that I'll be posting groups that I may not even care for but a song or two, but I know that some of you may like it. That's my motivation more than anything, now. Looking for more stuff for you guys.
I am wondering if any of you out there think that there are sets that I need to revisit? Where can I improve any of my Editions? Am I missing tracks that need to be added? Have new deluxe versions been released that has material that needs to be included? Anything at all? Are all of these versions final, or not?
Lastly, links. PLEASE let me know if links are down. There's nothing I hate worse than to go to a blog looking for some music that Google led me to, only to find out the link is dead. Annoying as fuck. If you find that a link is dead, I will be more than happy to re-up it. In fact, I'll be grateful.
Thank you for reading this tonight. I know I don't have any new music with it, so sorry to disappoint. But, I will be back tomorrow with the Eurythmics. So come back soon!