IN 2010, PERFORMER CELEBRATED ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY. NOW THAT WE’RE KICKING OFF 2011, I SUPPOSE THAT MAKES US OFFICIALLY 21 AND TOTALLY LEGAL – TIME TO PARTY!
All kidding aside, with age comes inescapable self-reflection. Here at the magazine, we thought long and hard about the format of our print edition, and decided that a few changes were in order. We’ve shuffled a number of sections around in an effort to make the magazine flow better from front to back, and have implemented a few new style adjustments as well. Nothing major, just some small touches so that the order of content makes more sense, and so that it’s hopefully easier to read. As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated.
In other news, I wanted to say a special thank you to our tireless editorial assistant, Josh Bottomley. You’ll notice his name on a number of articles this month, including our feature-length interview with Social Distortion’s Mike Ness, as well as our cover story on Baby Baby. If the article conveys half the hilarity of the interview (and I know it does), then you should all get a real kick out of it. The band is amazing and the piece captures them in all their glory.Josh has been invaluable to the editorial process here, and we wish him all the best as he goes back to school to complete his degree. Just because you’re moving on doesn’t mean I won’t hound you each month to write our obituaries. You can count on that, good sir.
So enjoy our January issue. It’s chock full of great features, reviews, gear news and even a tour stop in Montana (believe it or not). And remember, just because Baby Baby wants to get close to your mom, doesn’t mean you should let them.
P.S. – Apologies to last month’s Studio Diary band, Spirit Kit. In the table of contents of our print version, we regrettably misspelled their name “Spirt Kid.” We fixed it in the digital version, although I did contemplate changing it to “Sprite Kid” in the hopes of landing some sweet, sweet sponsorship money from Coca-Cola. Oh well…