HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM GRUNGEREPORT.NET
Happy Thanksgiving to all American readers on GrungeReport.net! To all other readers, happy Thursday! And to me, happy birthday I guess as today is my 21st birthday. On Thanksgiving people seem to reflect on what they’re thankful for, so I thought I’d do that here (readers are welcome to as well) when it comes to what I am thankful for in alternative rock and GrungeReport.net.
I am thankful that so far this year I have seen the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, RNDM (featuring Jeff Ament), and Cage the Elephant. I am also thankful for Soundgarden releasing their new album King Animal, and that I’ve got tickets to see them next week. I’m also thankful for the new Mark Lanegan and Smashing Pumpkins albums released this year.
Regarding the site, I am thankful that our traffic is as high as ever and that I was able to interview Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament just two days ago. While we don’t have too many writers right now, I am very happy with the staff we have assembled so far. Also, a note regarding the site, there is a new name I have chosen for GrungeReport.net that we should change to by early 2013. I am planning on taking donations on the site sometime next week since it is an expensive domain. I kind of feel weird about asking readers for some money, but the price for the domain is pretty hefty and even if readers could kick in 20-30% of the cost of it I would be grateful. I have to keep the domain I have chosen a secret until I have purchased it, but I can promise it is a name that will stay true to what the site is about.