In today’s GO! Magazine in The Bulletin, we have eight pages dedicated to looking back at the year in music in Central Oregon and beyond.
This is the seventh year in a row that we’ve done such a thing, but the first time in six years that the print stuff didn’t come with a free, downloadable, double-disc compilation of the year’s best songs. That project — which we’ve called “Near/Far” — was fun while it lasted, but it was a lot of work, and I just couldn’t do it this year. Plus, in the age of streaming music services, I’m not so sure people even want to download two massive .zip files full of MP3s. So we put “Near/Far” to rest, at least for now. Maybe I’ll put together some kind of playlist in the coming weeks. We’ll see.
ANYWAY … here are links to today’s coverage. Enjoy. And if you have questions, comments, want to compliment me on my choices, or argue with me, or call me an idiot, please do so in the comments! Just don’t use four-letter words … I can’t approve those.
— My eight favorite concerts of the year in Central Oregon.
— My Feedback column, in which I talk about what happened on the Central Oregon music scene in 2013, and explain why I feel a bit unsettled about where it’s at right now.
I’m hoping to post some more thoughts on music in 2013 to this blog between now and the end of the year, so check back in and see if I can make that happen!