So yeah. I was gonna play all coy and make you dance to my fife before sharing the exciting news but then I saw Kat blabbing it everywhere. So, why not just say it?
purple SKY is coming back but not as a magazine. It’s coming back as an online writer’s consortium….er… blog.
My involvement in this new venture is merely as consultant and contributor. I will no longer be the editor. (Don’t cry for me Argentina, you know how much else I have on my plate —sing it)
For a long time I was entirely against the idea of coming back at all, but enough time passes and your sacred cows start looking like ground chuck. What really drew me back to the idea was Kat’s promise of our standards and style applied to the current multi-staff blogs out there. There’s so many thrilling possibilities in the medium. The turn around on interviews and live reports could be as little as a day or two. The multimedia applications (video, sound) provide unique chances to do crazy shit (I’m already brimming with some early ideas.) I’m loving the idea that writers will get feedback from the readers instantly through comments and will have a chance to open a dialogue (defend their work, talk shit) with the community. Also, I really like the idea of giving attention to all those bands we couldn’t fit in print even if it’s just a blurb or a short review. I hope it gives new voices who don’t have the time for their own personal blog a place to write. I adore what we did with the print magazine, but that was that and this is this.
Expect to hear more sooner than later.