Wow. 2013 turned out to be a big one for the blog. Here’s a run-down.
January: I got all snarky with Daniel Asia over a silly Huffington Post article that he wrote. Turned into one of my most widely read posts of all time. Lesson learnt: pick more fights?
I also started my secret music series, highlighting the best UK new music concerts that might slip under the radar of the usual promotional machine. I didn’t manage it every month (sorry if you had concerts in September or October …), but I hope it helped a little bit.
March: I made my first radio appearance, hosting a one-off show on Resonance FM in support of The London Ear contemporary music festival.
May: I let slip some rough ideas for a book. My idea – a survey of new music since 1989 – turned out to be quite popular.
August: The Rambler turned 10!
October: That book idea took a giant leap towards reality, thanks to University of California Press.