Somewhat on time this month, which I suppose isn't that much of a feat (it's not supposed to be), but seems Herculean nonetheless. I'm winding down a consulting contract here on my end so while I'm there as many as 12 or more hours a day, I then get to go home and try and figure out and worry about what I'm going to do next. It can get scary, weird, frustrating - and with all that in mind everything else I typically do suffers. But enough about me.
Strangely enough I'm very happy with this issue. Sometimes when I get done with these things I have mixed feelings about this or that. But this month I'm rather pleased with what we've brought to the proverbial table. I even like the cover I did this month - I usually feel like using my covers as toilet paper, but I put some hours into this one. And I enjoyed the result. Of course you can expect Daryl Litts, who I'm currently trying to prod into another cover coming soon, to return and do up some real covers instead of those farted out things >I< call 'graphics design.'
Before I get really depressed and shit on my self esteem any further, let's talk about upcoming issues. I've said this before, but next month's Legends #125 is the "Music Catch-Up Special." Or something. Tons of reviews. I'm expecting to run the long-awaited Omnibox interview as well. You'll also see (according to the current schedule, which admittedly tends to shift like ocean currents during hurricane season) reviews of Medication, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Atomic Bitchwax, Seven13, Belisha, Recant, Medieval Baebes - and that's only a small sampling of the thirty or so reviews scheduled for next month. Oh there's more tons more and when I'm done I think I can shave back my review waiting period to around three months for all you bands and labels out there. However, because of the costs of doing an issue of next month's magnitude, remember - if you can help out in the advertising department please give us a call.
Which now reminds me I must fully thank Seasons of the Wolf, Sanity Check Musec, Inc. and Discipline Magazine who have all pitched in to help sponsor this issue of Legends. If you keep up the sponsoring I'll keep up the publishing and we'll all keep up the scene. And keep making music!