By Josh Matthews
Photo by Brent Thompson
Why print? In this convoluted digital age that we live in, much is lost when there is so much information, quite literally, at our fingertips. Nothing against the use of our mobile devices, tablets or computers. I rely on them daily. But there is something special about a more tangible experience like that of a book, magazine, paper or album. It’s more memorable because it requires a slightly different energy and focus, and depending on what medium you enjoy, it can provide us with a break, or a bit of solitude, from the digital world. I look forward to those days when the new Rolling Stone shows up in my mailbox. I look forward to those nights when I can put on a record and listen to an album in its entirety while exploring the art and words within its cover. And I loved when I could pick up a Black and White at Rojo, pull up a stool to Kip’s bar, and read the music section over margarita and some tacos.
Here at MusicBham Monthly, it is our hope that we provide you with a similar experience, something more memorable. We really hope that one day we’ll hear from you and you’ll tell us that we introduced you to one of your favorite bands, or one of the best shows that you’ve ever seen. So, pick up a copy at one of our 140+ locations across the greater downtwon area, pull up a stool, order yourself something cold to drink, and enjoy!
This issue of MusicBham Monthly is dedicated to all of our supporters and businesses who are making this possible. I would like to specifically thank Daniel Boone, Kaydee Mulvehill, Jones Willingham, Brent Thompson and
Rebecca Scott. Without your hard work and dedication, none of this would be possible.