Sunday, November 10, 2013

year one: a retrospective.

so it's officially been one year since I started this blog. 

I don't even know what to say.

in some ways it feels like I've had this blog forever; in others it feels like I just started it yesterday.

I've heard so much great music and made so many new friends in the past year that it's almost staggering. no, not almost - it's genuinely staggering. and I'd like to thank every reader, every fellow blogger, every record label, and every artist who's supported me and helped this blog to not only garner more than fifty thousand views over the last year, but to truly make me feel like a member of the community.

seriously, thank you.

all of this writing has also forced me to take a deeper look at not just the music, but the films, books, and artwork that I enjoy as well. I've become more engaged with all of the art that means so much to me and that's definitely something I didn't anticipate.

things have changed for me quite a bit since I started this blog. my girlfriend and I have left los angeles and moved back east, and I've really reconnected with why I started making art in the first place. I have a job that I love, I feel good, and all of you are a part of that. one of the downsides to all of these positive changes has been the lack of posts lately, and for that I simply can't apologize enough. but here's the catch: I'm actually making real money now and can afford things that I previously couldn't - rare things, things not available digitally.

rest assured that those things will be coming soon. 

and I can't wait to share them.

the purpose of metallic imagery remains unwavering - to help share the best music that's not available anywhere else online, to share my own art, and to share other works of art that mean so much to me. I'm proud to have stuck to this raison d'etre for the first year, and I'm genuinely excited for all that the future holds.

I can't wait to share some of my own work that has been gestating for entirely too long, and I can't wait to share more incredible material from all of the labels and artists that I've gotten to know and come to love so much.

creating and maintaining this blog has opened my eyes in so many ways. I hope it's done the same for you.

and continues to do so.

for a long time to come.


  1. Really pleased that things are good on a personal level!

    Happy Birthday!


  2. Thanks so much for this site!

  3. Great post and happy birthday Metallic Imagery. I have great respect for your work here my friend. All my positive wishes to you and the best of luck on your future endeavors. I know it isn't easy to keep the blog flow at the same speed at some points, we all have a life out there and a lot of stuff to deal with. Take your time, keep up your own pace. We'll be here.

  4. Happy Anniversary. I've loved your blog.

  5. Happy Birthday, and thanks for the great blog.

  6. I like your blog, happy to have met you,
    I hope that you will keep the motivation to continue your blog as long as possible
    thank you for any happy birthday

  7. thanks so much, everyone.

    your support helps to keep this blog alive.

    I'm glad you've stuck with me thus far and I hope you'll all continue to do so.

    once again - thank you.

  8. keep it up, my man. you're doing good work.