As September has hit and I start ramping up The Rock and Roll Report to once again become regularly updated with all kinds of rock and roll goodliness I just want to fill you in on what is coming up over the next few months.
First up is The Rock and Roll Report’s first ever online photography exhibit featuring the work of UK-based photographer Jenny Potter. I am pretty psyched about this and you should see everything up and running in the next few weeks. I’ll let you know when I plan the digital vernisage.
Second, Six Apart (the people behind Typepad which is the service that hosts The Rock and Roll Report) have started to add some really cool new features to the service (including Podcasting support!) so I will be looking at starting to tweak the site to take advantage of some of this stuff. The reason that I haven’t gotten around to overhauling the site is that quite frankly I haven’t had the time to delve into the esoteric coding requirements needed to do anything significant to the site. But with Typepad’s ease of use it looks like even I can handle this stuff with ease. Look for that to evolve over the next few months.
Third, I intend to ramp up my writing so that the site will feature less stuff contributed by services like the Indie News Beat (which is great by the way). I want to increase my features on bands and musicians from indie labels and services like My Space and CD Baby so if you have any suggestions just let me know. I have a bunch of CDs that I am starting to review and I have started to implement a more coherent review strategy that should allow me more time to listen and write record reviews. That being said, if you would like to contribute record reviews to the site of some great indie rock and roll that you think deserves to be promoted by all means let me know and we can have them posted to The Rock and Roll Report ASAP.
Finally, I intend to add a couple of new news feeds for your reading pleasure so keep an eye out for those.
In closing, please take a moment to click on the Red Cross donation button on the top left corner of the site to donate to the American Red Cross in aid of the victims of Huricane Katrina. The need is great.
Thanks for reading and here’s to a kick ass rest of 2005. I just watched “School of Rock” and needless to say I am pumped!