Friday, July 18, 2008

NQL Celebrating One Year Anniversary at 2008 Pitchfork Festival!

Today sort of marks this site's first birthday as we got our legs wet one year ago with our inaugural post covering the 2007 Pitchfork Festival. Well, we are returning to Union Park tonight for version .08 and will again be documenting all three days, but only this time with more in depth coverage, more interviews (actually, that's probably not true), and more pictures. So, if you can't make the festival this year, fear not, return to this site next week and you'll be in good hands. We have one member from our staff who has been sleeping underneath the Ashland Green Line tracks since Tuesday for the purposes of avoiding that dreaded will-call line. That's the type of coverage we're talking about. If you will be attending the festival, take some time on Saturday and head over to the west-side port-a-potties at 3pm where we will be serving some cake and ice cream in honor of this huge birthday. Hope to see you there; it's going to be a great weekend.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I stumbled upon a post written by the guy who covers music for Chicagoist and he was making a brief point about the current state of music journalism, particularly as it pertains to indie music. In short, without putting any words in his mouth, he stated the most effective means of writing about music is to try and appeal to someone who perhaps has never heard the very music you're writing about, and those who too often stray from these boundaries are partially responsible for indie music having the reputation of exclusivity. I couldn't agree more, and that's what we have tried and accomplish here the past year. Although I concede I sometimes fail at this, it's usually more of a product of bad writing rather than bad intentions. That said, again, it's going to be a fun weekend, my flight leaves in two hours, see you all soon.


1 comment:

Bridgie said...

Congratulations on your first year! Happy anniversary.

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