Episode 102: W.B. Walker’s Old Soul Radio Show Podcast (Josh Morningstar, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, & Patrick Sweany)

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The Music Featured On This Weeks Episode Is From The Following Albums:

Josh Morningstar – Songs For Fools With Broken Hearts (2015)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Sidelong (2015)

Patrick Sweany – Daytime Turned To Nighttime (2015)

Joshmorningstar.com

Sarahshookthedisarmers.bandcamp.com

Patricksweany.com

All music is used with permission.

January 4, 2016 14:55
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Author: wbwalker

Easing In To Things

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We’re going to take it easy right now while everyone gets acclimated and I make some changes behind the scenes in preparation for opening up submissions to the public. User Submissions are technically open but mostly for testing purposes, the CSS still needs a lot of work but the basic functionality should be there. You can find it at the top of the screen with the other site pages. It’s still in beta but if you do submit something we’ll look it over for sure!

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be talking about what albums we’re looking forward to this year, introducing the folks (old and new) that make up 9 Bullets, updating the About page, talking about the new features, and generally making sure we (mostly me) have our shit together. Then it’ll business as normal around here.

One change I’d like to mention is the Tidbits category, that’s the one that scrolls along the top of the site. In the past we used that for timely pieces and what not but now it’s going to be a collection of RSS feeds from some of our favorite sites, podcasts, and cartoons. I’m still working on getting it doing things properly, but it’s active now. It’s sort of a big change as it’ll be automated and just post to social media and all that. The hope is that we can put eyes and ears of these folks that don’t already know about them. I’m always open to adding to the feeds we’re using so if you have a suggestion then hit me up via the staff email or on social media and I’ll gladly take a look!

In the end, we’re here for you folks, the ones reading the crap we write. So if you have any ideas of suggestions then leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you.

New Beginnings For A New Year

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The start of 2016 marks a new beginning for 9B. Staff has changed quite a bit and we’ve pared to down to a much smaller crew. There wasn’t any drama in this happening; people grow, change, and move on and I wish everyone who’s ever been a part of 9 Bullets all the best. Over the next few days we’ll be welcoming a couple new staff members and announcing some changes to the way we do things. While we’ll have a smaller staff I think we’ll be able to focus more on doing what we do best. As always the focus will remain music because without that this isn’t 9 Bullets. I’m excited about the changes and I think you may be as well.

One of the major changes is actually really simple. We now accept articles from anyone. All you have to do is sign up for an account, login, and submit an article. At that point one of our editors will look over the piece and if it’s well written and on topic then we’ll get it scheduled. This is your chance to get eyes and ears on stuff that might not be getting the recognition it deserves. I can’t promise that we’ll publish everything but we’ll at least give everything a real shot. If you aren’t familiar with our take on how we write about things then check out the About page and go from there. I look forward to seeing your submissions.

All that said, this is my site and I haven’t written anything in months. I was afraid I’d lost my passion for this and seriously considered passing the baton or, in the absence of anyone to hand things to, letting the site slip in to the archives of the internet. After a lot of soul searching I realize that I’m not done. I still love the music and even more so the people involved in the music. I can’t walk away nor do I want to. So, if you’re reading this, thanks for sticking around while we got things figured out! Now, go nurse your hangover, there’s a good chance I’m doing the same. But stay tuned, we’ve got big things coming…