The final post of 2016 is one of the most beautiful to my years. Many thanks to Jeff Gburek for some fine releases, and thanks to the readership for their friendship, their patience and the suggestions for music. Next year, we will add interviews to the website. I won’t post as much simply because the new job will be taking a lot of time, but expect me to point you to some amazing things. More to come soon, but for now, may you and yours enjoy the night in peace, and may you wake up to something better.
If you’re a label or publisher who deals with anything outside of the mainstream, let me know, and I’ll do my best to add you to my collection of links, which is meant to be a resource to anyone who wishes to learn more about unique music, art, film, literature and more, here at A Garden of Earthly Delights.
My friends, associates and those whose companies I am either a fan of or enjoy promoting…
It was a very good year for quite a few of us. I can say, with much happiness, that I was able to reconnect personally with some of the fine folks I met with in Bulgaria, as well as some of the local labels, distributors and record shops I happen to visit on a frequent basis.
I am appealing to you to send any press releases for shows, events and product discounts. I plan to be even more active with the blog in trying to promote the best (and most tasteful) music on Earth, and this is why you’re being sent this letter. I do this as a labor of love, and enjoy doing so. If there is a way I can help you, by all means, let me know, and I’ll get the word out.
May all of you have a wonderful celebration this evening, and may we get started on a very good and busy 2016!
For whatever reason, I seem to be adding a great deal of people here at Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr over the past few weeks. I’m thoroughly floored at the quality of what you’re posting (which is why I added you in the first place), and wanted to extend a welcome to you.
Thanks to Jessica at GoDaddy, who was persistent in helping me get this site running again. I lost a few posts, but those will be recovered in short order. Forgive the repeats, but it’ll be nice to have a fully functioning website again.
For those of you who are on Bandcamp.com, I finally joined today. This move will probably break my bank account, but it will also be a great way to discuss new artists with friends.
I try not to change the format of the blog too much, but I decided it was high time to change things a bit. I’ve switched to the “Just Write” theme, which gives much room for posts and makes videos look wonderfully expansive. Also, the blog itself will be the first thing you see, rather than the “About” page. This way, you get straight to the content. Enjoy!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that more and more links are being placed onto the front page of the blog, organized by subject. It is my hope that those who come across the website and blog find it to be a useful source for interesting music, film, literature, art and other subjects.
Should you think of something worth posting here, especially record labels, artists, or the like, do let me know!
For some years, I’ve been trying to develop a reasonable alternative to my connections with Facebook. I prefer a simple interface rather than the idiotic chicanery that comes with a corrupt social media brand whose ideology I find despicable, whose lack of respect of privacy is appalling, and whose owners are, frankly, dorks.
Hence, I’ve used WordPress’ rather wonderful Buddypress to turn this blog, wiki, and website into a social media tool. You’re welcome to register for an account, and you don’t need to fear my selling your identity to some third-rate marketing firm or the Democratic (or Republican) party for fundraising. This place is for music, culture, film and literature. Not someone’s ideological trash.
Welcome to all of you, and enjoy yourselves.
You will notice on the bottom right-hand corner of the website a widget highlighting the most recent posts on my Tumblr site. Feel free to peruse it at your leisure.