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How it started
I've always loved alt music - punk, post-punk, garage, rock-a-billy, alt-rock etc - and enjoyed the nature of its discovery - especially with friends. I realized during Covid how much I missed live shows. I determined to refresh my music tastes and start seeing more bands (in particular at my favorite walk-to venues).
Many bands and entertainers were hard hit by Covid and so I wanted to potentially provide a way for bands to connect with a new audience - one that can afford swag, and tickets and to tip the bartenders.
At the same time, friends were asking me what I had been listening to - also trying to expand their musical horizons. Well, I wasn't about to do a podcast so here's a newsletter.
I decided to have a subscription fee mainly just to see what happens. I am spending some money on hosting, subscribing to music services (so I can support playlists across services - maybe to encourage non-Spotify services), software, etc. But really, I am an entrepreneur and like building things. If this becomes a nice side-gig, great. I am not quitting my day job providing on-premises two-factor authentication software. So don't worry!