Six Year Absence
It is hard to believe that 2014 will be six years without the physical copy of No Depression.
Maybe I’m from an ancient generation that grew up with pens and pencils, books, magazines, newspapers…before this paperless-digital age; that has dismantled as much as it has become viral.
No Depression has continued on and I remain grateful for its existence but there is a part of me that misses the magazine a great deal; missing the monthly magazine in my mailbox.
So much has happened in the last six years….musically….so much has come and gone and still remains. I think the old “rag” adds sentimental value to these stories, a depth of soul that each individual weighs differently….priceless gratification. This computer generated “blog” I realize is the same letter writing of thought, it just feels like something is missing though; it is just an electronic gallery of collaboration. Again, it feels like the human element has been removed somehow and if you lose electricity you can’t flip the pages….
The magazine thief [technology] I know will not return No Depression back to its paper-tiger days, but I found No Depression much more accessible and enjoyable when it was a magazine.
Scott M. Anderson [Windsor, New York]