This year, my reading has slowed down considerably due to the move, but here’s what I’ve got on the current pile.
Songlines Magazine – I’ve finally canceled my subscription after 20 years. Why? Still catching up on my back issues. Due to the move to Philly, I fell behind by about six months. In fact, I no longer really look forward to reading it as much as I once did. It seems more like a chore because it’s not a cheap mag to get, and they do remain in my library, which takes up space that I don’t have right now.
They also had repeated delivery issues with US subscribers in the last couple years. Just as I stopped my Acoustic Guitar subscription after 10 years to spend more time *doing* music instead of reading about it, I felt like it was time to do the same with Songlines. There are so many more ways to get exposed to new music from all over the world, and having an attachment to a physical product that talks about music is not very helpful right now.
Tape Op Magazine – Free mag, still backlogged several issues, but closer to *doing* music than reading about it since there are many helpful tips throughout.