This afternoon the new issue of RELEVANT Magazine hit my mailbox. I gave it the usual quick once-over, but this time I noticed something. I was thoroughly underwhelmed with the prospect of reading the new issue. I used to be excited when the new issue of RELEVANT arrived, but today my reaction was a barely audible “meh.”
I’ve been a subscriber for the better part of four years now. Maybe longer, I’ve lost track. But I’m finding myself reading it with much older eyes than I did in my mid-20s. And as such, it’s become considerably less … well … relevant to me.
Part of it is a byproduct of growing older I suppose. I find myself less in-the-know about the majority of the music they cover these days (and surprisingly enough I couldn’t care less). I’m also starting to find the tongue-in-cheek nature of “Slices” to be a bit sophomoric. And even the “God” part of “God. Life. Progressive Culture.” doesn’t seem to capture my imagination in quite the same way it once did.
I’m not trying to knock RELEVANT, I still think they do a great job with what they do. But it’s just that what they do isn’t exactly what I want or need at this stage of the game.
Any suggestions for a replacement?