"Publisher's Note"

by Geoff Wilbur
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Welcome to the Winter 2002/2003 issue of the Online Edition of Geoff Wilbur's Renegade Newsletter. We apologize for the year long delay since the last Online Edition.  Those of you who have subscribed to our monthly update e-mail list know about the delays.  In the summer of 2001, my day job moved an hour farther from my home, thus stealing about 10 hours a week from my already-too-full life.  In addition, we had guests visiting for several months in early 2002, which further diminished my ability to keep up, and an untimely computer problem disabled the GWRN computer during a key stretch in the spring.  (One factor could have been worked around; both were simply too much, especially with the computer glitch.  Our print editions suffered a little less than the online edition.)  In September 2002, I moved closer to work and have since been catching up on all things GWRN.  As publisher, editor, web page creator, and advertising salesman (for the print editions), there are periods of time when my personal life overwhelms my publishing life.  Rest assured, we always catch up -- GWRN has been publishing since 1993 and there is no intention to halt publication in the foreseeable future.  My writers are all part-time GWRN writers with day jobs, and most have gone through similar periods of time where they've fallen behind.  Of course, I then temporarily reduce their review load and patiently wait for their in-process reviews to arrive when they have time again.  Anyway, I'm sorry for the delays, and as we near the end of a decade of publishing GWRN -- we started in July 1993 -- I'm sure there will be future unforeseen delays, as well, but we will survive and we will endure (much as many of the bands we cover do), and we will continue to bring you interviews and reviews featuring great bands and musicians of all musical styles.

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About me: Since 1989, my articles have been published in several local, regional, and national publications. During that time, I have seen many outstanding bands go unnoticed. It is my goal to introduce as many of these great bands as possible to interested fans and music industry insiders. Therefore, with your support, I bring the best of the music industry to music fans, while introducing the national music industry to the best unsigned acts, especially via the print-format Industry Editions.

Thanks for reading!


Geoff Wilbur

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