Bravo, Tom, for telling it like it is. Actually, even if you look at some of the biggest properties, the actual profit is minimal compared to traditional media. This thing is still very young. And figuring out how to support the good writing financially remains a major challenge.
Fortunately, I'm getting filthy rich by writing for music tech print ma-- nope, wait, something wrong here. ;)
When blogging started i read a few and even read a few regularly, but when I found this one, all the others where seen to be the utter crap that they are.
I have to move soon and disconnect my net connection and phone, and really the only thing I will truly miss about the internet is this blog.
I may even break a lifelong abstinence and start using an internet cafe to check in for my weekly dose.
Not only is this one of the funniest things on the internet, no, by far the funniest. It's also been a huge educational resource for me. I wouldn’t know where to begin. ChipMusic, Lemur, OddMusic, PitchToMIDI guiatrs and basses and pianos and so much other awesome stuff I'd never heard of, but now feel that I can't live without.
So thanks, Tom. I hope I can get to an internet cafe soon and keep following the awesomeness of this MusicThing. I hope I can watch Godfreid dance n the nude again, I hope I can revisit MIDI bagpipes and be there when Cikira actually produces an album of her patented 'new age hyperelectronic space music'.
And I hope one day someone will post a link to L Ron Hubbard's Space jazz album composed on a Fairlight. I've never heard it, but I'm sure much learning and hilarity will ensue.