Before I get into the usual contemplations on another arts related quandary, I want to talk to you, my readers, about some of the news and positive changes on the horizon for Throw the Dice and Play Nice. We’ve been together for some time now and, as is the goal and aspiration of many self-starting bloggers/writers, my little corner of the internet has now grown past its adolescent stage and into the next step of maturity as a website.
AAMPP, the social music network, whom I am gently introducing you all to in the regular post below, took an interest in Throw the Dice after discovering a write up I did on their service last year. Since that time, myself and the co-founders of AAMPP have been in numerous talks and back and forth exchanges about what it would mean for my website to become a partner of AAMPP and for the words I write to be shared and supported via their platform. The short answer is that I write and AAMPP promotes me as a partner and my fancy-shmancy “TITLE” is now Executive Editor. Although, as these posts have always been from my brain, the day-to-day meaning is the same. haha.
Rest assured that just because I am partnered with a company larger than my own self, Throw the Dice and Play Nice is still about what it’s always been about: game-changing and stereotype-busting, people, ideas, questions and works that redefine our current world view of music and the arts. The future will bring changes; like a new website redesign, eventually integrating more types of content more often, maybe even additional writers down the line… (?!) but the core of what I write about will remain the same, so don’t worry, I’m not losing my sense of self and neither is this blog. We’ve just grown up a little more starting today and made some cool new friends. I hope you are as excited for these developments as much as I am and that you will continue to visit, read, comment, challenge and maybe even invite a few friends to stop by too.
You will still be able to find Throw the Dice and Play Nice the same way you always have, here on Blogger, as well as through its recently implemented dot com domain at Throwthediceandplaynice.com. Any further changes in these primary methods of access won’t happen before you guys know about it. Right now, the only additions will be promotion of the posts through AAMPP’s social outlets but I will still self-publish and promote from all the places you’ve come to be used to.
If any of you have questions or thoughts, zap them to me -I’d love to hear! In the meantime, let’s get back to your regularly scheduled questioning of the music world.
P.S. (And most importantly, my sarcasm and academic snark isn’t going anywhere.)