QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Trying to Refocus on More In-Person Interactions”

As social media twists and contorts to make money for investors and board members (think ALGORITHMS vs chronologically arranged timelines), it’s getting harder for media outlets, writers, metal trivia hosts (ahem), and all sorts of creative people to get noticed.

Truth: a blog post about a celeb wearing a Megadeth shirt will get more clicks than a smartly written interview with a fascinating artist. That’s just the way it is!

But Facebook and algorithms can’t take away our face to face conversations, or our emails, or our text messages! So take heart, my creative lovelies – we were creative before social media, and we’ll be around long after Facebook closes their doors.

Quote of the Week: “I’m Not Sure Even Like Music Anymore”

This Tweet from the monster that is @axeslasher led to a lively conversation on the ‘ole Twitter, which reminds me of why I loved Twitter for so long.

Trusting streaming music playlists is tough because – no matter how good the curator – metal is such a varied genre, with layers of sub-genres and nuance. But trusting just your friends or a few people in your network can get stagnant, too.

Trying to keep up with the steady flow of new releases is a full-time job, one that’s tough to keep up with even when it IS your full-time job. The best course of action? Find stuff accidentally, tuck some links away for another day, and enjoy the albums you already love.