In 2008 I started something I couldn’t finish. I started this website on Blogger.com as a tool to do two simple things. First mission was to communicate and easily and quickly publish about my record collecting. I collect records and listen to Hardcore Punk music since 1996. But to actively write and publish about it has started with this blog. Soon after that, the second mission became bringing this to a broader and more inclusive level for the readers. And to influence the local and global scene. To create an output from which the entire readership could learn and become enthusiastic.
Back then there weren’t platforms like Facebook or Instagram that created the readership easily. I had to do everything myself like actively promoting my site on other sites and in newsletters. Building out a feed. But also some easy coding for adding widgets to the blog. I didn’t do a lot professional web design but I did modify this blog actively and added some modules to make it more interesting and interactive. I did everything myself.
This site also received heaps of hate and criticism in the start but also lots of love and interest of others. The idea to actively start documenting music also had the idea of documenting the local H8000 scene in it’s wake. I was the first to start writing and publishing posthumous about this scene through the internet. And also the first to start doing interviews about the entire history of H8000 bands. Although these bands are not completely history or dead. This under the influence of Edward Good Life Recordings and Hans H8000 Central also. Other influences were the Double Cross blog, the Stuck In The Past blog and Vinylnoize.
There was also a period when a second author joined me to blog about his acquisitions. His name was Ezekiel02:24:81 . That was a great period and he contributed to the growth and development of this website too.
After facing criticism against the whole internet medium. And demand from a small part of close people, came the third mission. And that was to pro-actively start documenting and spreading the history in tangible publications like books or other. But that soon seemed a bridge too far. Publishers were ripping people off and and I soon felt abused and no longer free to do it at my pace and freewill.
Now there is a rebirth of the old and regular blog. And it still has all the relevant entries that were published over the decade. Still our mission to make this a rich and content driven website. And therefore newly launched on the WordPress platform.
Watch out for more posts to come in the future! Stay tuned for the real deal!