I apologize for being mostly absent for a long time now. I have been dealing with medical issues (as has Kathryn) for more than a year now and that has taken me away from a lot of music things. Anyway, hope you are all well. I ran this by Mike yesterday and he approved my posting this news.
I have begun posting issues of Wind and Wire, the music magazine that I published from 1997-1999, in PDF format, on the Wind and Wire blog. These are not downloads (they are stored as a Google file so when you click, you view them) so it should be 100 percent virus-safe.
Old timers in this forum, this is your chance to relive the good old days! I admit feeling quite nostalgic when I viewed the scans myself. Currently, issue 1 and 2 are up and available. Those who never got the chance to see the magazine may want to take a look. Every issue featured reviews, interviews, some op-ed articles, my opinionated editorials
and other stuff too. Mike was an early advertiser, and for that I have always been very grateful and appreciative. NOTE: Wind and Wire covered several genres of music, not just ambient, but there was always something of interest to ambient fans, I made sure of that, e.g. Issue 1 had interviews with Jon Jenkins and Howard Givens of Spotted Peccary and Jeff Pearce. Issue 2 put the spotlight on Tim Story, Meg Bowles, and Liquid Mind (Chuck Wild).
I will be uploading more issues up as I get them scanned and I will announce the uploads on both the Wind and Wire Facebook page and my personal Facebook page.
Here is a link to the blog (which also features new reviews by me, although since it is one of 3 reviewing gigs I currently have, I don't always have time to write for it). I hope you enjoy looking back at how it all began for yours truly (and several other reviewers...in later issues, Phil Derby came on board and reviewed a lot of ambient and EM).http://windandwire.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Mike for allowing me to do this.
Cheers to you all.