FROM THE ARCHIVES : MARKING THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MATABLOG

(Editor’s note : roughly 9 years ago this weekend, internet history was made with the introduction of the Matablog. Since the blog medium was almost entirely played out by that time, this was sort of akin to trumpeting the invention of the CB Radio in 1995, but just the same, we’ve persevered and thoroughly enjoyed spreading misinformation and hastily correcting broken links. Here’s to another 9 years — at the very least — of being scooped by Pitchfork on our own news stories! – GC)

According to New York Magazine (our personal style bible), this blog thing is really taking off. As you know, the management of Matador Records cannot resist any scheme that might either a) make us money or b) result in our selling half of the company again, so voila, it’s THE MATABLOG.

In the days and weeks ahead, you’ll be graced with intense, personal observations, screeds and propositions from a star-studded cavalcade of innovative artists and music business veterans. Probably more of the latter. But we’re not above composing something and putting Ricky Luanda’s name on it, especially if things are slow.

We’ll do our best to cover a range of cultural issues, but hopefully not sports. No one wants to read about that shit, trust me.

sincerely,

Gerard Cosloy
your editor

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