Tracing the Tracks

Tracing the Tracks:  Earlier today, I blogged nostalgically about my early Radar posts. Ironically, the first time I blogged Tracks Magazine back in 2003, it was to suggest they learn from Radar and not get too pumped-up over a NY Times profile of their start-up.

According to MediaWeek
, the music magazine Tracks today acknowledged
that after its current issue, it is going on “hiatus,” or as we call it
on the rexblog, “bye-atus.”

According to MediaWeek, the publishers said the $5 million they
raised to launch the magazine wasn’t enough to hit the numbers they
need to survive and they are, “searching for another $4-$5 million to
resume publication.”

(If I still did “bumper music,” I’m hearing Smokey Robinson sing, “So
take a good look at my face, You’ll see my smile looks out of place, If
you look closer, it’s easy to trace, The tracks of my tears.”)