23 February 2017

Ten years and going

Today it is ten years on the day since the very first post on this blog. Of all things, it was about Google self-censorship in China, but a couple of days later there was another one on Marion Brown which gave an idea about the future direction of the blog. The poster was Sotise, our correspondent from down under, but he was soon joined by a couple of others who set the tone in the early days. Ten years is a life-time in blogland. Many blogs that started about the same time are no longer active, but the IS fellows have kept it going. Yes, fellows. No members of the opposite sex which make me wonder if the type of music posted here is basically a male thing. I hope not.

There have been 2558 posts over the years and 30882 comments in all. Given that volume, many comments are requests for material posted here before which inevitably send the regular crew scurrying into the archives to see if that or those files are still there. But as we do not post in print material as a matter of policy, I guess there is a kind of dusty archive quality to much of what can be found here. But that is a good thing.

Anyway, thanks to the regulars for keeping things going and thanks to our followers for keeping us going. Heading on ...

 

22 comments:

Pino said...

Congrats on your wonderful success!!! All your efforts here are (and have been) very, very much appreciated.

francisco santos said...

congrats for the wonderful music and lovely spot...
BIG THX!...

wightdj said...

Here's to the next 10 years!

Bill said...

I only found this place a couple of years ago. Thank you!

Julius said...

Thank you so much for your contribution and congratulations for the 10 year birthday!
- An audience from China

correct silence said...

I discovered I.S less than two years ago and it is an incredible source of great music. Here I discovered some important musician and bands like Theo Loevendie or Nébu to name just a few. All those musicians that I perhaps would have never know about. By Posting and re-posting older contributions, you keep many music alive that have probably disappeared without this blog. I.S is more than a simple blog, it is in a certain way a spiritual vision of life based on share of passion and a preservation of memory. Keep on focusing on underground music, it is here that something still happen.

Anonymous said...

That's amazing and I take off my hat to you wonderful guys, or maybe that should be a beret - super duper

Paul,

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

ole torero, many thanks for the incredible albums in great audio, very rare albums

buruno said...

wow, ten years. this is one of the first music blogs I've ever followed (somewhere around 2008) and I can affirm it played a good part in my musical taste. thanks for all the effort and curation. keep strong

Anonymous said...

congrats and much love/many thanks to all who keep this blog going.
a place i visit daily and appreciate always.
to the next 10 years!
peace,
mikeL

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Ten Years - and still going strong!
...and thanks for taking me on board some six or seven years ago.

sotise said...

the first half dozen posts, were deleted by me in 2009, because the links were long gone ... they were all records ripped to MP3.... first post was a "raison daitre"introduction, followed by some records, including by Steve Lacy and Marion Brown, which were later reposted in flac...best to all .S

Sergio said...

Many many thanks to all the blog contributors. IS - a milestone in jazz blogosphere, without doubts. And rarity library, a treasure. My congratulations!

Ben said...

This blog is unique and has massively enhanced my life. Could not be more appreciative.

Tomo el chef said...

Mucha felicidades!! 10 aniversarios!!
Hace 10 años!! Igual que mi viaje de Americalatina!!
Estoy viajando hace 10 años en Americalatina (Desde 21 de Mayo, 2007 -). Por eso necesito como su pagina para estar junto a Jazz.
Mil gracias, hermano.
Un gran abrazo desde Buenos Aires.

rev.b said...

At ten years, I think it's fair to say it's quite an institution you have going here! We're fortunate it's remained enjoyable for you all this time. You've enriched and blessed everyone who have visited. Thank you again for all of this.

Vinylust said...

my ears do not have sufficient words for their gratitude.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations,
you are fresh air in this Trump era. A big hug in paradise for Riccardo, this blog is a his creature too.
Alessandro

Ilario Rozen said...

hi
congratulations for ten years.
long life to jazz and all music

ilario rozen

daniel said...

happy birthday!!
I love this blog.

thank you very very much for all the work you have been doing.
cheers!

Steven said...

A fine accomplishment - hoping for 10 more.

Dr. Puck said...

We're all indebted. The archive of important music to protect for the future is a key endeavor on behalf of the persistence of great artistry.