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News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons

JOVM officially turned 10 last week — and throughout its existence, the site has been a labor of love. And during that period I think that, JOVM has been a rather unique: this site is one of the rare places where readers an actually come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of the national and international indie music scenes.

I’ve run this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working full-time in book publishing for the bulk of this site’s history. And as a result, I had a very odd dual life: during the day, I was a sort of mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent.  And when it was time to leave for the day, I’d run off someplace to change out of my business clothes to become professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows all over town and then returning to my apartment in the wee hours. I’d repeat this three to four days a week for the bulk of this site’s existence and my book publishing career.

I never expected or dreamt of some of the thing that have happened as a result of running this site — and I’ve had experiences that would make my younger music loving self deeply envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

If I didn’t firmly believe in what this site is about, I wouldn’t bother. But I do know that this sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. But I’ve found that finding new music  helps us grow even more. Perhaps more than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course running a site like this isn’t easy. And unfortunately, it does cost money. To that end, I started a Patreon page  as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

You can also buy merch from the Joy of Violent Movement shop: https://www.joyofviolentmovement.com/shop 

Because of the uncertainty of the past few months, I understand that for there will be a portion of people who cannot contribute. So if you’re unable to do so — and you happen to dig my work here, you can do the following:

  • Share posts on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
  • Pass the word on to friends who may dig this site and my work.
  • Pass the word on about the Patreon page to those that may be able to support.
  • And as always

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this going.

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News/Announcements: Shotouts to Patrons

This site has been a labor of love throughout its ten year existence. Of course, I’m biased here but I think that this site is truly special: as a reader you can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from artists across the world — regardless of genre, style or country of origin. Much of the JOVM ethos has been inspired by the eclecticism of my music loving parents and from living in Queens, one of the most diverse places in the entire world.

I’ve run this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC-based apartment while working full-time in the editorial departments of three different publishers across trade and academic publishing as an Editorial Assistant and as an Acquisitions Editor. As a result, I often felt as though I had a very odd, dual life: during the day, I was a sort of mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent.  And when it was time to leave for the day, I’d run off someplace to change out of my business clothes to become professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows all over town, returning to my apartment in the wee hours. I’d repeat this three to four days a week for the bulk of this site’s existence and my book publishing career.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and people in the world, who have welcomed me to their hometowns and in some instances, their country with open arms.

The sort of work I’ve been doing for the past decade, is the sort of work that should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is often the emotional center of our lives, and in our extraordinarily difficult and unsettling time, we must take comfort in music, art, literature  and all of the other things that connect us to others. Hopefully, my work with JOVM has brought you some joy, some comfort, some escape from things, while inspiring you to go out there and do something.

Of course, running a site like this costs money. Your support is desperately needed. Last year, I started a Patreon page  as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

I’m also selling photo prints. You can check out my current offerings at the JOVM store: https://www.joyofviolentmovement.com/shop.

I understand the financial uncertainty that many people are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you’re unable to contribute, you can do the following: pass the word on about this site and its Patreon page to other people, who might dig  what we do. And as always keep on reading!

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this site going.

As always, be safe y’all. Power to the people!

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

The Joy of Violent Movement has been a labor of love throughout it’s almost ten-year existence. Unlike those much larger sites and blogs out there, I think that this site is truly special: it’s one of the rare places where readers can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from all of the world. It’s one of the places out in the blogosphere where punk rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, the Desert Blues, the blues, funk, EDM, electro pop and countless other genres and styles exist simultaneously.

Now, many of you will know that I’ve run JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial department of three different publishers across both trade and academic publishing — first as an Editorial Assistant and then eventually becoming an Acquisitions Editor. Unsurprisingly, most of the time, I had an odd, dual life: during the day, I was sort of a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the proper time came, I’d run off someplace to change and become Superman to cover shows across town. I’d repeat sometimes 3-4 times a week for the bulk of the site’s existence.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

I firmly believe that this site offers something different and necessary — and it needs to be continued and championed. Like everything else in our world, running a site like this costs time and money. And sadly, it ain’t cheap.  So a few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site.

I wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s generous and kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps the engine of this site going. Of course, I’m still asking for your assistance, donations and your love. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

Before I forget, another way, you can help is this: if you enjoy what I do here, please pass the word on about this site.

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

The Joy of Violent Movement has been a labor of love throughout it’s almost ten-year existence. Unlike those much larger sites and blogs out there, I think that this site is truly special: it’s one of the rare places where readers can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from all of the world. It’s one of the places out in the blogosphere where punk rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, the Desert Blues, the blues, funk, EDM, electro pop and countless other genres and styles exist simultaneously.

Now, many of you will know that I’ve run JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial department of three different publishers across both trade and academic publishing — first as an Editorial Assistant and then eventually becoming an Acquisitions Editor. Unsurprisingly, most of the time, I had an odd, dual life: during the day, I was sort of a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the proper time came, I’d run off someplace to change and become Superman to cover shows across town. I’d repeat sometimes 3-4 times a week for the bulk of the site’s existence.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

I firmly believe that this site offers something different and necessary — and it needs to be continued and championed. Like everything else in our world, running a site like this costs time and money. And sadly, it ain’t cheap.  So a few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site.

I wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s generous and kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps the engine of this site going. Of course, I’m still asking for your assistance, donations and your love. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

Before I forget, another way, you can help is this: if you enjoy what I do here, please pass the word on about this site.

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

The Joy of Violent Movement has been a labor of love throughout it’s almost ten-year existence. Unlike those much larger sites and blogs out there, I think that this site is truly special: it’s one of the rare places where readers can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from all of the world. It’s one of the places out in the blogosphere where punk rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, the Desert Blues, the blues, funk, EDM, electro pop and countless other genres and styles exist simultaneously.

Now, many of you will know that I’ve run JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial department of three different publishers across both trade and academic publishing — first as an Editorial Assistant and then eventually becoming an Acquisitions Editor. Unsurprisingly, most of the time, I had an odd, dual life: during the day, I was sort of a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the proper time came, I’d run off someplace to change and become Superman to cover shows across town. I’d repeat sometimes 3-4 times a week for the bulk of the site’s existence.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

I firmly believe that this site offers something different and necessary — and it needs to be continued and championed. Like everything else in our world, running a site like this costs time and money. And sadly, it ain’t cheap.  So a few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site.

I wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s generous and kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps the engine of this site going. Of course, I’m still asking for your assistance, donations and your love. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

Before I forget, another way, you can help is this: if you enjoy what I do here, please pass the word on about this site. 

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

With the end of the month being both New Year’s eve and the end of the past decade, I thought it would be necessary and useful to post my monthly shoutout a few days before; so that people could actually see it.

This site has been a labor of love throughout its nine-plus year existence. But unlike those much larger competitors out there in the blogosphere, I think that this site is one fo the rare places where readers like you can come across deeply personal and eclectic curation and coverage of music from all over the world.

Now, as you may know, I’ve managed JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial departments of three different publishers as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor, working in both trade and academic publishing. Most of the time, I felt like I had a dual life: during the day, I was sort of like mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the time came, I’d literally run into a phone booth to change and become Superman and cover shows. And I’d repeat that several times a week for several years.

Of course, running a site like this has been an incredibly fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of, covered some amazing artists and met some of the nicest people. But perhaps more importantly, I believe that this site offers something very different and necessary that needs to be continued and championed. Much like everything else in this world, running a site like this costs time and money — and sadly, it ain’t cheap.

A few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors. And as I promised earlier on, I wanted to give special shoutouts to this site’s patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Thank y’all so much for your support.

I’m still humbly asking for your assistance, donation and your love.  Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

This site has been a labor of love throughout its nine-plus year existence. But unlike those much larger competitors out there in the blogosphere, I think that this site is one fo the rare places where readers like you can come across deeply personal and eclectic curation and coverage of music from all over the world.

Now, as you may know, I’ve managed JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial departments of three different publishers as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor, working in both trade and academic publishing. Most of the time, I felt like I had a dual life: during the day, I was sort of like mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the time came, I’d literally run into a phone booth to change and become Superman and cover shows. And I’d repeat that several times a week for several years.

Of course, running a site like this has been an incredibly fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of, covered some amazing artists and met some of the nicest people. But perhaps more importantly, I believe that this site offers something very different and necessary that needs to be continued and championed. Much like everything else in this world, running a site like this costs time and money — and sadly, it ain’t cheap.

A few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors. And as I promised earlier on, I wanted to give special shoutouts to this site’s patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Thank y’all so much for your support.

I’m still humbly asking for your assistance, donation and your love.  Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons

During JOVM’s nine-plus year history, this site has been a labor of love. Unlike the much larger competitors in the blogosphere, this site is one of the rare places where readers can come across deeply personal and eclectic curation and coverage of music from all over the world, regardless of country of origin or genre.

I’ve managed this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while maintaining a lengthy career in book publishing. I worked in the editorial departments of three publishers across both trade and academic publishing as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor. Most of the time, I felt like I had a dual life: during the day, I was sort of like mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the time came, I’d literally run into a phone booth to change and become Superman and cover shows.

Of course, I did all of that because I firmly believe that my mission — and more important, this site’s mission is important. Much like everything else in this world, running a site like JOVM costs time and money.

I recently joined Patreon like countless other creatives as a way to support my creative endeavors and as promised I wanted to give a special shoutout to this site’s first patron — my guy Sash in Berlin.

I’m still humbly asking for your assistance, donation and your love.  Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons

During JOVM’s nine-plus year history, this site has been a labor of love. Unlike the much larger competitors in the blogosphere, this site is one of the rare places where readers can come across deeply personal and eclectic curation and coverage of music from all over the world, regardless of country of origin or genre.

I’ve managed this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while maintaining a lengthy career in book publishing. I worked in the editorial departments of three publishers across both trade and academic publishing as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor. Most of the time, I felt like I had a dual life: during the day, I was sort of like mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the time came, I’d literally run into a phone booth to change and become Superman and cover shows.

Of course, I did all of that because I firmly believe that my mission — and more important, this site’s mission is important. Much like everything else in this world, running a site like JOVM costs time and money.

I recently joined Patreon like countless other creatives as a way to support my creative endeavors and as promised I wanted to give a special shoutout to this site’s first patron — my guy Sash in Berlin.

I’m still humbly asking for your assistance, donation and your love.  Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

News/Announcements: Please Support JOVM on Patreon

During JOVM’s nine-plus year, this site has been a labor of love. And unlike the much larger competitors out there, it’s one of the rare places where you can come across such deeply personal and eclectic curation and coverage of music from all over the world.

Now, as many of y’all know, I’ve managed the site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while maintaining a handful of corporate jobs in book publishing. Most of the time, I felt like I had a dual life: during the day, I was mild-mannered spectacled Clark Kent and when the time came, I’d run into a phone booth to become Superman, of sorts. I firmly believe that my mission — and more importantly, this site’s mission is important. Discovering new music takes up time and energy. And like everything else, it costs money.

I recently joined Patreon and I’m humbly asking for your assistance, your donations and your love. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement