A SLOW FADE-OUT
In the coming months, we’re going to be pulling the plug on Destination: Out. It’s been a great run – almost eight years! We’re extremely proud of the site and thankful for the many musicians, critics, and fans who’ve generously contributed guest posts, rare music, and timely advice over the years. All the comments and emails from readers have meant more than we can properly say. Rather than announce an abrupt ending, we wanted to give you a heads-up that the end is nigh. There will be a few more new posts, a farewell contest, and then a refocusing of energies. The site will continue to exist online as an archive, but it won’t be active.
RADIO ATE THE INTERNET STAR
Why are we ending the site? Truthfully, we simply don’t have enough time to do it justice. We’ve struggled to keep the site active, but increasingly our energies have been pulled elsewhere. Jeff J. has been focusing on promoting his debut novel Mira Corpora and launching a fiction career. Jeff G. has been working on creating a three-hour radio show every single week for the Give the Drummer Radio stream on WFMU. We had to make some hard choices. One thing we really didn’t want to oversee was D:O’s slow slide into irrelevance, as it became a repository for broken links and comment spam.
Rather than continue to let our energies flow in different directions, we’ve decided to combine them once again — and focus on making the radio show a true joint venture. The program already features the sort of rare and adventurous jazz we’ve showcased here — and we plan to add a lot more surprising left-turns to the mix. If you’re not already a listener of the show and you’ve enjoyed the site, we promise you’ll want to tune in!
A PARTING GIFT FOR YOU
Next week, look for details of the biggest giveaway we’ve ever done on the site. We have a copy of the massive FMP Box Set — 12 CDs of material, much of it previously unreleased, and a deluxe book with articles, color photos, and documentation. This limited edition set — from a run of 1,000 copies — is OUT OF PRINT and easily worth hundreds of dollars. And we’ve got a copy to give to one of you. Stay tuned for more details about this and the FMP Bandcamp store.
RE-UPPING OLD POSTS
In the meantime, are there any old posts you want to see re-upped? Scroll through the archives to check out the many offerings. Let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to accommodate as many requests as we can.
Jeff Jackson (Chilly Jay Chill) & Jeff Golick (Prof. Drew LeDrew)
The boys from D:O