Being an all-volunteer gig, Sequenza 21 has always relied on a cast of characters — almost all musicians themselves — that lend a hand as they can, but often end up caught in a whirl of other demands. And because based in NYC, there are times when it gets just a little too easy to report on all the events happening around the city, and get a little sidetracked about keeping tabs on so many wonderful musicians and concerts elsewhere in this country and beyond. So every once in a while the call goes out to some of the many good aquaintances we’ve made, asking if this or that person might like to have a go at sharing what’s up in their neck of the metaphorical woods, both geographically and stylistically. I’d like to take a second to introduce, and thank, some of the new contributors that you’ll spot around here in the coming weeks:
Hanging down here with me in Houston, TX, Elliot Cole.
Harrying the hoipoloi from Birmingham, England, Ed Lawes.
Hustling through the heaving masses of San Francisco and the Bay Area, Polly Moller.
And holding the fort in Kansas City, MO, Scott Unrein.
(And though he’s been around a few weeks already I’d be remiss to not give a quick shout to James Holt.)
They’ll be joining all our established crew you’ve grown accustomed to reading. These are just the first wave of new voices, as part of our constant effort keep you up to speed on living, breathing new music and musicians, no matter what & where. On with the party!
I’m told that some of you are having problems with the comments drifting across the page in Internet Explorer. I use IE 7, the latest version, and they scroll perfectly for me. If you’re using an earlier version of IE, you might want to download and install IE 7 to see if that helps. If not, let me know.
Also, some of you are getting mixed signals from the RSS feeds–some of which come from the old Blogger setup and some from the WordPress pages. Here’s a directory of all the feeds from the site:
Front Page http://www.sequenza21.com/index.php/feed/
Composers Forum http://www.sequenza21.com/forum/?feed=rss2
CD Reviews http://www.sequenza21.com/cdreviews/?feed=rss2
Charles Griffin http://www.sequenza21.com/latvia/?feed=rss2
Everette Minchew http://www.sequenza21.com/rss5.xml
Anthony Cornicello http://www.sequenza21.com/acrssfeed.xml
Alan Theisen http://www.sequenza21.com/atrssfeed.xml
Stefanie Lubkowski http://www.sequenza21.com/slrss.xml
Jeffrey Sackmann http://www.sequenza21.com/jsac.xml
Rusty Banks http://www.sequenza21.com/rb.xml >
Rodney Lister http://www.sequenza21.com/jrl.xml
Brian Sacawa http://www.sequenza21.com/rsfeed.xml
David H. Thomas http://www.sequenza21.com/dht.xml
Jacob Sudol http://www.sequenza21.com/js.xml
Blackdogred’s Indie Beat http://www.sequenza21.com/bib.xml
Jay C. Batzner http://www.sequenza21.com/jcb.xml
Tom Myron http://www.sequenza21.com/rss9.xml
Lawrence Dillon http://www.sequenza21.com/ldfeed.xml
The Naxos Blog http://www.sequenza21.com/naxos.xml
Elodie Lauten http://www.sequenza21.com/elfeed.xml
Jeffrey Biegel http://www.sequenza21.com/rssfeed1.xml
Places of Light http://feeds.feedburner.com/PlacesOfLight
Okay, we’re back and ready to ramble. What we have here now is a web site that looks great but you don’t want to look in the closets. The original Sequenza21 was just a collection of static html pages, S21 2.0 was the addition of dynamic pages using Blogger software to create separate blogs for the main page, the Composers Forum, the Calendar, and the CD Reviews.
S21 3.0 is the same four blogs recreated in WordPress. I’ll be sending out today new user names and passwords to those of you who currently have access to the old pages. The new WP posting interface is similar and you’ll quickly figure it out.
I’ll be sprucing up the place over the next few days, moving some of the old furniture over from the old place. Everything that was here is still here; you may just have to use the search function to find it.
Back with more later.
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