Yes, my readers, this is long overdue. I can't remember the last time I updated Ghost of Blind Lemon, and that's not a good thing. There's too much for me to catch up on in one update, so I'm not going to even attempt to do so. So let me say these two words: thank you.
Thank you to all the wonderful musicians who played the 2 year GOBL anniversary show at City Tavern: Spencer Garland, League of Fucking Decency, Iris Leu, Menkena, The O's, and Elkhart. Thank you to Josh Florence and City Tavern for being such gracious hosts to this event. Thank you to all my friends who came out that night. And most importantly, thanks to you, my readers. I thank you not just for reading my blog, but for actively coming out to shows and supporting the music scene.
There are those out there who groan at the word "scene", and I even understand some of the reasoning behind it. I am no "scenester", or gatekeeper to all that is cool and right in the metroplex when it comes to music. The phrase music community is a better description, but unfortunately the phrase seems awkward to me, so I always fall back on the phrase "music scene". Whatever it is called, it is a wonderful collection of both highly talented musicians, as well as a number of fans with a genuine passion for quality homegrown music.
Many a musician has thanked me for what I do for the local music scene (that darned phrase again), but I feel I am the lucky one. The positive feedback I have gotten from my readers has meant the world to me. Thanks to all of you who have supported me in this endeavor. When the idea of the blog entered my head over two years ago, I dived into the blogging pool head first, without even checking to see if there was water in the pool, metaphorically speaking. I have little working knowledge of computers and zero journalistic experience. But for whatever reason, Ghost of Blind Lemon seems to resonate with the readers. I can only hope that I have brought you news that is important to you, helped you discover artists worth checking out, and brought some sense of joy to my readers. And more importantly, I hope to continue to do so to the best of my ability.
And once again, thank you. That point cannot be stressed enough.