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The Tuesday Morning Purchase: January 22, 2008: Silence!!!

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Yes, the rumor is true: this will be the very last Tuesday Morning Purchase column (Please…I can take the snickering, but the applause? That’s just rude!)


There are several boring reasons for this but they all boil down to one thing: I need more time. Over the past six months or so, some really great writing opportunities have come my way. On top of that, there are a bunch of future projects that need to go beyond the list scribbled on my desk blotter. This particular column took up a surprising amount of time on both Sunday and Monday evenings. That old “not enough hours in the day” thing was fast becoming a reality.

It had to go.

But that idea made me sad, as I do love finding new and interesting music and letting people know about it. That tradition will continue with the dynamic duo of Tom Johnson and yours truly putting in guest appearances in Glen Boyd’s weekly New CDs column.

We’re hoping that having all of the voices under one roof will make for a more focused new releases experience (Two possible exceptions: 1. Glen & Tom blathering on about the new Porcupine Tree release 2. Me & Glen prattling on like little schoolgirls in the event of a new Springsteen record).

So to the three or four kind folks who looked forward to this column each week: get a life! thank you very much. I didn’t mean to hurt your bank account so much, it just kinda worked out that way.

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  • Glen Boyd

    You forgot the third exception:

    3.) When you and Johnson get all aroused over something like the Nels Kline Singers.

    (Seriously though, nice to have you guys on board).


  • Pico

    Did someone say “Nels Cline Singers”???? Woohoo!!

    (I thought I read something about this wonderful series being discontinued but I’m going to pretend I didn’t and have a great day today)

  • Mark Saleski

    When you and Johnson get all aroused over something like the Nels Kline Singers

    no, no….when that happens, it’s called art!


  • Mat Brewster

    Well aint that a kick in the old guts. I really did look forward to this column. I’ll miss it too, even if I rarely knew any of the disks you were blathering about.

  • Michael J. West

    Glen’s right, Mark – you ARE the dean of BC music critics. Don’t you become too scarce around here, or I’m gonna come lookin’ for ya!

  • Mark Saleski

    as i said to glen, i don’t know how i can be a dean…i don’t even own a suit!

  • JC Mosquito

    Maybe he meant… Dean Martin?

  • Mark Saleski

    oh gawd man, ya need a tux for that!

  • dino martin peters

    Hey pallie Mark, like no disrespect meant, but I can’t think of anyone cooler to emulate then our Dino…never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool. Oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth!

  • Pico

    No one could hold a lit cigarette and half-full martini glass in the same hand as fluidly as Dino. He was The Man.

  • dino martin peters

    Hey pallie Pico, dude like you speak such the Dinotruth….Dean Martin is the coolest of the cool…and his Dinolegacy will continue for Dinoever!

  • Jenna

    Mark we will ya:( . I picked up a new cd by Teddy Brent. Had to wait for like an hour to get it, but was worth it. Your blog is the best on here so we will have to keep you around somehow!