Monday, December 17, 2007
KGB - Perspective 2007
Our first complete calander year is coming to a close here at KGB. We celebrated our 1 year anniversay on November 13th and now we can celebrate the end of 2007. Obviously our production, post-wise, has continued to grow, thanks mostly to Bryan's prolific posting and the addition of Ryan Rutledge to the crew. So, have we had a good year? Has KGB been wildly successful? I'd say we've done a bang up job, but that's just me. So, what do you have to say, loyal readership? What have you liked, what have you not? What do you want to see more of/less of?
To help you get your creative juices flowing, let's take a walk together down memory lane and reminice some of the fine moments of 2007, in no particular order:
1) Top 5s - I am more than happy to point out that the "most comments" award is a tie between February (Love Songs) and October (Scary Songs) with 13 valid posts. All told, 91 comments were posted for 9 Top 5s.
2) Saturday Six Packs, Monthly Webcasts, Mid-week Shuffles, Song of the Week - We all have our own way of getting our favorite tunes out there and keeping ourselves on schedule. The tunes are always good and some times we're on schedule.
3) RIP Boris Yeltsin - We lamented the loss of our comrade Boris this year. On an upside, Ryan's post got us props on some other music blogs.
4) The Beatles Debacle - This was my favorite debacle of the year and all stemmed from my inherent distrust of the Beatles. While these discussions led to some tense times at KGB, it also opened up discussions about why we like the bands that we like, how do you define it, how do you explain it. All important metrics and overall a great discussion.
5) Aspiring Artists - People think that we should review albums? Crazy, I know, but its true. You may remember artists by the name K'naan, Reyn, or Southerly. You may not.
6) Radiohead Release - The Radiohead album release/controlled leak was a pretty interesting occurance in music business this year. I think we're going to see more shake ups in the music industry in 2008. It's a pretty exciting time to be in the business. This was also the first Radiohead album I've ever listened to and I'll officially say that I liked it. There was good and bad, of course, but I liked it. Any other charming moments in KGB 2007 history?