Hello & welcome to the latest and greatest and most awesomest version of tsururadio ever! I think this makes tsururadio version 4.0, paper crane collective 2.0, but really… who’s counting? All I know is things done change. Change is good. Hope and change. Can you spare some change?
This ain’t just some new theme, though I do love the new layout, and no, this ain’t some kind of re-branding… this is something completely different.
You see… something’s been bugging me for a little while. I’d say since later last year, and you may have noticed it in some of the posts, I’ve been questioning the point of this whole music bloggerin’ thing. I love music and I love writing about music, but when the twitters & facebooks are swarming with the exact same thing I was swarming about, AND with our nudiezine taking more and more of my time and heart, I felt like a change was needed… It was time to either do something different & special, or hand Ari, Martin, & Dorice their iPinkslips and pull the plug on ye ol’ blog.
Ari & I got to talking and before you know it, a spark lit up in the ether between our too pooters and we were set into action!
The plan? Take our beloved paper crane collective of misfits to a entirely new level. It was time to take this community of music bloggers that we all know and interact with and build a community blog! A blog where music geeks from around the world can come and jibber on about the topic of their choice during the time slot of their choice. Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, it didn’t matter, but it we’d each have our times & days where we could jibber on about an old fave that made us music geeks in the first place, rant against the horrible trends in the industry, share our favourite posts on our individual sites, host a music video dance party, talk about those bands that just don’t fit on their day blogs, whatever they wanted. It was a time & a place where they can be as free to do and say as new born fucking baby.
About a week later, we have 22 music bloggers from all over this relatively tiny little Earth ready to, as they say, rock & roll!! In no particular order:
Selomé aka Danger from dipped in dollars
Kyle from Those Who Dig
Mike from The Recommender
Tiana from Ride the Tempo
Zach & Hank from We Listen For You
Chris by dailybeatz
Will from We all Want Someone To Shout For
Anthony from The Needle Drop
Tim from The Blue Walrus
Matt from dysonound
Jessica from New Music Co
Jessica P from Music Vagabond
Pooch from This Bonus Track
David from The SF Critic
Sandy from Slowcoustic
Clif from The Dadada
Chuck from DeadJournalist
Lydia from Sunset In The Rearview
and from tsururadio…..
Dorice’s Profound Broccoli
Martin’s Peanut’s Playground
Ari’s Some Times
and me.. Aaron!
So what does all this mean??? It means, pretty much every day you’ll have a different voice from a group of the amazing and varied music bloggers in the information super highway of interconnect love canals! From Dorice’s Profound Brocoli to Slowcoustic’s Sad Bastard Sunday and 20 other bloggers (so far) in between. Sure, some of friends above will move on, some more will join us, our numbers will grow & shrink, but we think there’s a different way to bring the music geek community together, something outside the social networks & white noise bloggery.
Here’s the latest draft as of last night of the program schedule (we got a couple more tweaks before it’s finalized-finalized), “week 1” start today!
Click the schedule for a big version
THAT’S blog 2.0 — suck it gawker! lol
AND………………………………………… I have another announcement. Obviously, this is not “my blog” anymore… But, beyond the collective, I’d like to formally introduce Ari as not only a writer & contributor, but now as the editor-in-chief of tsururadio.com!
I am still the owner & of course I will be contributing (my day is Fridays), but Ari will be managing our collective egos, freeing me up to give tsurufoto & our deliciously sinful nudiezine all the time & attention it needs.
I think that’s it! I hope you are as excited as I am. Cuz…. I’m really fucking excited! Now how about a little music, eh?
REM’s Radio Free Europe – Seemed kinda fitting, no?