Ten years ago, I started something I couldn't finish. I started this website as a quick tool to do two simple things. First mission was to communicate and easily publish about my record collecting. I collect records and listen to Hardcore music since 1996. But to actively write and publish about it has started with this blog. Soon after that second mission became bringing this to a broader and more inclusive level for the readers and influence the (local) scene. To create an output from which the entire readership could learn and become enthusiastic.

Back then it wasn't the platform like Facebook and Instagram that created the readership easily. I had to do everything myself like actively promoting my site on other sites and in newsletters. I didn't do a lot a web design but I did change the layout of this blog actively and added some modules to make it more interesting and interactive. I had to do 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 about the matter. And also the first to start doing interviews about the entire 'history' of H8000 bands. Although these bands are not completely history or dead. But it will never be the same again. This under the influence of Good Life and H8000 Central also.
So came the third mission and that was to pro-actively start documenting and spreading the history in tangible publications. 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 goodwill.

So now there is a rebirth of the old and regular blog and it still has all it's entries over the years in it's baggage. I am sure that the superficial Instagram follow-up generation will also reach it's end soon. As they are dragged in the Facebook downfall. More and more people start to distrust it and ask questions about the health and use of social media. All in all Instagram is a subdivision of Facebook and no matter under what nickname you post it's connected to your Facebook, so big brother still watches...

Watch out for more posts to come in the future! Stay tuned for the real deal!