Four years ago today I sat down in front of my computer with a vague idea of what a blog was and what I wanted to do and started typing. Since then, the site has matured and changed quite a bit. Some of the changes have been good. Some of them have been bad.
A couple of weeks ago I was going through the site’s archives trying to get a decent gauge on where the site’s been and the direction it’s going when something occurred to me. Here in the past year and a half or so it seems the site has started to take on a more “journalistic” voice. Gone is a lot of the wild abandon and gushing love for bands and music, and in it’s place has moved a more restrained and tempered analysis. This change has been met with an amazing growth in traffic, but as I thought about it, it’s not a change I am comfortable with. So to you, the 9B readership, I apologize. I almost forgot that 9B’s motto is Music, Booze and Tacos not Analytical, Critical, Music Journalism. So I am gonna make a concerted effort to bring back the enthusiasm and the “joy of finding new bands I like” voice and if it results in a decline of traffic then so be it.
So, as has become a tradition on the site for every birthday there will be no other posts. We take the day off and drink booze while you guys tell us how awesome we are in the comments. Okay, I made the last part of that up, but we really are taking the day off to drink.
However! Before we roll out…..Last year I said, “and I swear to god that next year’s birthday is gonna be met with a concert here in St. Pete.” Being a man of my word, on October 9th at Cafe’ Bohemia here in St. Petersburg there will be a celebration (read: getting drunk) in the form of the Official Ninebullets.net 4th Anniversary Party. The party will feature music from; Matt Woods, Pete Stein (Truckstop Coffee), Devon Vlasin (The Takers), Chase 56, The Only Sons, Nessie, The Pack A.D., Will Quinlan & The Diviners and Have Gun Will Travel. It promises to be a pretty epic night full of music, booze and maybe even some tacos. The show will be all ages and will be over early enough to get any youngsters in bed before the real crazy begins. Tickets for the show will cost 8 dollars in advance and 10 dollars day of.
If you’re interested in buying a ticket I’m including a link below. All advance ticket purchases will be held at Will Call at the door. I’ve also included an “I can’t come but here’s some money for the bands” option in case anyone wants to donate to the show. I’m pretty far extended on this thing and am beginning to worry that I’m gonna lose my ass. Anyhow, here’s the button:
See y’all tomorrow!