Hello interwebs… it’s been a while.
My name is Nelson Gullett, and I am the Music Director here at WDVX. Many of you may also remember me as the author of the music blog, A Fifty Cent Lighter & A Whiskey Buzz. That’s a site I wrote for nearly three years from 2008-2011. I wrote about a lot of the artists that we play at WDVX and also provided readers with links to mp3 samples and YouTube videos from artists that I love.
The blog was taken away from me for reasons beyond my control (that I won’t get into here) in the summer of 2011. Most of the site is now archived here. You can poke around the entire site if you like, or just check out my favorite series of articles featuring my Top 10 Americana Albums from 2000-2009 to get a feel of what that blog was like. All mp3 links are deactivated, but most links to buy the albums should still work.
When my blog disappeared, I was irate/distraught/heartbroken that something I had worked so hard at was yanked away from me. It did turn out to be for the best, however. At the time that it happened, my duties at WDVX had just been expanded, and I was about to become a father for the first time. I simply didn’t have the time to write and update that site four times a week as I had been doing. Of course, I also never would have stopped on my own, and probably would have killed myself trying to keep going.
It’s always been in the back of my mind, though. And I’ve always had the desire to write again stuck in the back of my head. Now, it seems the new (and still improving) WDVX website has afforded me that opportunity once again.
Things will be a bit different this time around. I doubt I’ll be as prolific as I was before, and I’ll likely refrain from posting mp3′s for now as well. Keep your eyes open for a few YouTubes from time to time though.
For now, my plans are to use this space maybe once a week or so to update you all on what’s new with the music we play at WDVX. That may mean occasional album reviews or editorial pieces. It may even just be quick blurbs updating you all on what the newest albums in our library are. We’ll figure it out as we go along.
Whatever it turns out to be, it’s good to be back.