When I first started The Midnight Cafe back in 2004 I was using it as a journal to document the year my wife and I spent in France. Over time I started writing movie, music, and book reviews to fill the pages. By the time we got back to the US it had become a full-on pop culture blog.
Eventually, I started writing bootleg reviews which then led to me posting links to the shows. Slowly the bootlegs took over the blog and the pop culture stuff disappeared. With Amazon Drive dying I’ve been thinking about what comes next for The Midnight Cafe. My desire to continue the bootleg blog and nothing but the bootleg blog is nill. I will find a way to continue sharing the music, but I do not know if that will be through Discord, or a chat box on this blog or something else.
But I’ve also been thinking about returning to my roots. Truth is I’ve continued writing movie reviews at a site called Cinema Sentries. I kind of like the idea of talking about pop culture again in these pages.
I don’t know if that will happen. I have no idea what I’m going to do next.
But, the thing is I have a whole lot of pop culture writing that has been sitting dormant in these pages for years. Whenever I turned the Cafe into a private site I made everything that wasn’t bootleg related invisible to everyone. With the Amazon links dying I’ve decided to go back to making the Cafe a public blog. And with that I’ll be making many of those old pop culture posts visible again.
For whatever reason whenever I make those old posts visible WordPress sends out an e-mail like the old posts were new ones. I can’t find a way to bulk edit those old posts and so I’ll be doing it individually whenever I feel like it. So you can expect some e-mails with old movie reviews and other random pop-cultural musings for a while.
Honestly, some of them are kind of embarrassing to read now, as I wrote them many years ago, but they are my words and I own up to them. Point being, if you don’t want to get e-mails with movie reviews from me for the foreseeable future you might want to unsubscribe. It will most likely be April before I make a real decision as to how I’ll be sharing more music so you can ignore me for a while.