Monday, October 1, 2018

Celebrating The 10th Anniversary Of JP's Music Blog!


Ten years ago I started this music blog as a way to express my opinion on certain topics in the music industry. My first post was about five bands that I wanted to see reunite (http://www.jpsmusicblog.com/2008/10/top-5-bands-that-should-reunite.html). Since this post back in 2008, 3 of those 5 bands have reunited in some form or another, as I have seen and discussed many changes that went on in the music industry.

This was quickly followed by my first album review for a band called, Godhead. As I slowly developed this blog into posting daily, I would continue to mix in opinionated pieces along with album reviews. My first official concert review for my music blog and the Record-Journal newspaper was for Tesla's show in late October 2008, at the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. They were touring in support of their new album at the time "Forever More" and were joined that evening by a new rising rock band called, Pop Evil. 

Over the last ten years, I was fortunate enough to review thousands of albums, ranging from world renown bands, like The Beatles to local acts in Connecticut.  Plus, I was lucky to have the opportunity to be able to see/review hundreds of concerts all over the state. This music blog gave me an output for me to express my opinions. During this time, I have also met and discussed music with numerous people and even helped develop the Record-Journal "On The Record" podcast.

I would like to thank everyone who has sent me their music to listen to and enjoy, and even constructively criticize. I will continue working at my best to deliver honest album reviews on new upcoming releases, as well as continue my concert reviews for my music blog and the Record-Journal newspaper. I feel honored to have music be such an important part of my life and I will always keep an open mind about the so many different types of music that are in this world.

So please allow me to continue to deliver my posts and hopefully they will entice you to maybe check out an album or a show that you may have not thought was something you may like. Here's to the next ten years as I continue to grow with the music community. THANK YOU!

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