Changes are in the air….

Hi all – it’s been three weeks since Eurovision 2020 finished, and we’ve been doing some reassessing and reevaluating…

When my wife Kim and I started PlanetBM, we had wanted to make it about our personal experiences with book stores and record stores and all the time we spent in them. And also our take on books and music in general.

Unfortunately, real life got in the way, and we haven’t been able to do as much here as we would have liked. So we were talking and we came up with a solution, and it’s one that will also make various coverage we do, particularly our EuroVision coverage, which will ramp up over the next 18 months starting with the Junior Eurovision Song Contest,  at this point in time still scheduled for November, then next year’s ESC and the debut of the American Song Contest in summer 2021, much easier.

Beginning in July, Planet BiblioMusica  will be fully incorporated into my music site, The Kirkham Report as a regular column instead of a full site.

I’ll be focusing more of my attention on bringing you the coverage of book and music stores as we originally intended, but with Kim also joining me for the first time on that site, we’ll also be talking about our favorite albums, some of our favorite music, some of our favorite books, and share our vast collections of both with our readers. Plus you’ll get the extensive coverage I have planned for TKR, including expanding the site itself, introducing (or rather re-introducing) my “Song Of The Day” feature, hopefully adding some exciting new features to help you discover new music, plus the return of the weekly TKR charts as soon as I can catch them up again. and of course, TKR’s massive list of awesome Spotify playlists for you to copy and enjoy!  Plus, I’m also thinking about re-adding “real” internet radio again instead of just the playlists, because I miss the interaction and actually programming a station with great music for listeners to discover. We’re also going to greatly increase our use of our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram resources as well, so you will want to subscribe to those if you haven’t already.

We’ll also be highlighting some other great websites, YouTube channels, and such about the same subjects, and we may have a new podcast or YouTube feature or two up our sleeve as well. And we’ll link as always to a variety of services that serve the average music fan or record collector and hopefully you’ll find lots of cool ways to keep yourself informed on the music world.

So those of you who come over here regularly – I know we have at least a few regular readers – won’t feel left out, and you’ll have a TON more features to enjoy once we make the switch.

You will notice that I have already copied our stories from here into a “Planet BiblioMusica” area on the TKR site to begin a smooth transition, and I sincerely hope you’ll follow over to the new area to keep reading our thoughts about the world of book and record stores and how much it meant to us. and still does.

And please remember, this isn’t “Well, it’s over, goodbye!”,, it’s “Hey, we’re moving to a new neighborhood, come see our new home!” It’s going to be fun and exciting and new and we’ll all have a blast!  And we hope you’ll come over to Planet BM’s new home at http://thekirkhamreport on a regular basis and keep having fun with us, and discover a lot more cool features as well!

 

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