Alas, it is time to draw the curtain. Porky’s Prime Cuts reared its ugly head in February 2009 by an editor awash with ideas and enthusiasm.
Now, those ideas are drying up, and time isn’t as plentiful to write due to the usual, mundane matters like work, parenthood, and avoiding the Jehovah’s Witnesses. So we’re putting this baby to bed.
The blog has been a wonderful opportunity to spew forth about our love of music and culture, to talk to great bands and write in a way that wasn’t really being expressed anywhere else on the net. It was passion but not as fashion. To us there were no boundaries to hem us in, and we would happily go from agit-punk to Womad in the same week.
At the time of starting the music press was in a moribund state and the online media scene was pitifully poor, written by people with a love more of themselves than of the subjects they attempted to write about.
Eight years on, and the music is press is in a moribund state and the online media scene is ….
The more things change the more they remain the same.
But none of that really makes any difference to this blog. In our own little way, we established our own little empire. Without money or a large team or the technology we set out our stall early and kept it there. We’re immensely proud of everything that’s been written on this site, and there isn’t a word, photo or headline I regret putting up. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback and shares. It’s been a success on a small scale, but my own personal satisfaction is what matters above anything else.
I have one more piece to write and that will be up here very soon. The site will remain online for posterity.
Craig Haggis, aka Porky