There are good days, then there are excellent days. Today was one of the latter variety. In the two-and-a-half years I have spent crafting articles here at Something Like Sound I have witnessed an explosion on the Denver music scene. The number of local-centric blogs has steadily increased as Denver set about carving a place on the national scene. I’ve seen bands come and go, I’ve spent long hours writing, sorting through photos and wading through seas of sweaty concertgoers. There have been times when I wanted to quit, and there have been moments of sheer ecstasy. At the end of today I can say I’m honored to have found a place in the history of Denver’s music scene as an archivist, patron, and lover.
The news of winning Westword’s “Best Music Blog” for their Best of Denver 2011 issue truly made my day. Joining the ranks of Donnybrook Writing Academy and One Track Mind is an accolade I’m proud of, thank you. Perhaps now would be an opportune time to make the following announcement: I will be retiring Something Like Sound on May 13, 2011.
After trying to find someone to take over, I determined that it would be better to end SLS when I graduate from Mines. This website is ripe with my personality and experiences- it is, for the most-part, my college music experience. The site itself will stay up indefinitely, as an archive of the Denver scene from 2009~2011. I will make the following promise though: If any student at Mines wishes to start their own music blog I will gladly help them start it up and make networking connections (I still feel like CSM needs representation on the local college-music scene).
Thanks again to everyone who helped out along the way. Stay tuned for the last month and a half of Something Like Sound- there are still more articles to be written. Also, keep your calendars open for May 13th, because we’re going out with a bang- a night of music and celebration at The Meadowlark (more details soon). I am moving to Austin (the live music capitol of the world), so chances are I’ll get the itch to start blogging again, just with a new project…