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That’s all we’ve got

May 3rd, 2011

It’s something that I’ve been thinking for a while now:

I should start an mp3 blog.

So began the first Armagideon Time post back on May 3, unhealthy 2006. The mp3 blog format may have fallen by the wayside (due to the infuriating mixed messages coming from the artists, recipe labels, and the DMCA goon squad), but AT itself has slogged on for an impressive five years.

I say this every time the site’s anniversary comes around, but I’m not only amazed that I’ve stuck with the project for so long but also that it has managed to maintain a substantial-ish audience willing to put up with my ever-changing obsessions of the moment.

The problem with “thank you” speeches is the anxiety of offending anyone you might have left out, but there are some folks who deserve individual call-outs. Dave Lartigue is first and foremost among these, particularly for his patience and willingness to serve as a sounding board and supplier of all my best alt-text gags. The same could also be said about Chris Sims, despite my reluctance to feed his already swollen ego.

Three comrades across the pond deserve thanks as well — indie guerilla Highlander, the oh-so-mod Mondo, and JC the Vinyl Villain — for being a trio of good blokes who’ve continued to support the site after I switched formats. Ditto for P.J. Carroll, a shining beacon of sartorial and editorial class amidst the savage hinterlands of the Bay State’s South Coast.

I would be remiss if I neglected the debt owed to my fellow Bureau Chiefs and the loose confederation of bloggers from which that project emerged. Being the only non-blogger among them is what instigated the creation of AT back in the day. (The same applies to the scattered sons of ZerUn, whose friendship dates back over a decade.)

That Maura, the derby-devil Queen of Animals, deserves a shitload of thanks is without question.  Her forbearance and support is what made all this possible.

Finally, a big thanks to you, the reader.  How you put up with my nonsense on a regular basis is beyond my comprehension.

You may have noticed (or not, if using an RSS reader) that the site has undergone a facelift in honor of its fifth anniversary.  Well, that and the fact that the old template was broken in multiple places and starting from scratch was easier than an intensive bugfix.  The new template is still in shakedown mode, so expect to see the random bit of oddness while I wrestle things into shape.

(Also, I’d suggest checking the first comment on this post sometime before next Monday…if you catch my drift.)

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17 Responses to “That’s all we’ve got”

  1. bitterandrew

    The fifth is music.

  2. Dave Lartigue

    Congrats! This is one of the best blogs!

  3. sallyp

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. Flex

    Congrats on the years of fine work. Yours is one of the internet’s essential blogs. Well… essential to comic-reading punks like me, anyhow.

  5. CJ Lowery

    A decade, Jesus. I would complain about how that makes me feel old, but that doesn’t seem that fair to you. Anyway, thanks for five years of consistent entertainment, and many more years of friendship and guidance.

  6. Bill S.

    Your blog remains one of my favorites. Here’s to another year that you haven’t succumbed to the madness of Terry Long.

    (Just remember: the abyss stares back at you.)

  7. Bully

    Happy Congrannibersary to one of my blogging heroes. You are the wind beneath my wings! If I had wings. (Those are buffalos that have ‘em.)

    And, as they say, here’s to many, many more!

  8. Jeff

    Five years, eh? Nice going. I often find something interesting here, having long ago gotten over the lack of tunes. Although Tawny never fails to freak me out. Keep on keepin’ on, man!

  9. John V

    I thought this was a “see you all later I’m done” entry.
    Thank goodness it isn’t.
    I’ve been coming here a couple years now, and thoroughly enjoy it day after day. Your writing is always interesting, and the old Captain Marvel stuff takes me back to the old stack of comics at my grandparents house when I was a kid. (There was also lots of Wonder Woman, Donald Duck and his nephews, Little Lulu and all the Dell and Gold Key characters she hung out with).
    I can’ t wait to see this latest offering – I am still digging the Car music from last year.

    Thanks for everything Andrew!

  10. steve

    What John V said! I originally came for Nobody’s Favorites, but this has slowly turned into a daily read for me.

  11. PJ

    Thank you lots and tons, Andrew. You are an inspiration. I will not sleep until every hack radio announcer in the world knows how to pronounce “Woburn.” (“Medford” also maybe.)

  12. sterg

    Congrats on 5 great years, Andrew!

  13. SusanC

    Congratulations and thank you, Andrew.

  14. Mike Loughlin

    Congratulations on 5 years! I’ve been enjoying your blog for nearly that long, and will keep reading as long as you keep writing.

  15. nazz nomad

    gizzai gizzent

  16. bitterandrew

    As predicted, I hate myself for forgetting to give proper call outs to Nazz and Bully and Mike Sterling for being longstanding AT supporters.

  17. Crowded House

    Congrats on five years and counting, Andrew! My apologies for being this late in my kudos, but I just yesterday got my harddrive fixed after three months of relying on parent’s computer. At any rate, glad to see you’re still going, and here’s to next year’s anniversary.

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