elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth. Please keep in mind that the majority of the artists that appear on this blog, along with their respective record labels, are not wealthy and need your support. If you enjoy the material that you find here, please support the artists/labels by purchasing their material afterwards. If you are an artist/label that would prefer to have your material removed from this blog, simply leave me a comment, and I would be more than happy to promptly remove the offending post. In addition to running this blog, I also work on a few other projects during my spare time. You can find links to those, as well as a few other important links associated with Digital Meltd0wn in the menu bar above.

Monday, December 22, 2008

My Absence, Psycho Cat's Departure, and Other News

First of all I would like to apologize for my brief absence. I couldn't afford to pay my cable bill on time, so I was without internet access for about a week. I have also been fighting some personal demons, which has left me extremely physically and mentally drained. To give you an idea of how bad off I've been, I haven't even felt like listening to music this past week. On top of that I have started a new job, which will take up a significant amount of my time. I don't plan to take a break from the blog; however, I probably won't be able to update it often as I have in the recent past. I desperately need some peace of mind at this point, and would like to focus more of my time doing other activities that I love, in order to pull myself out of this hole that I've been in.

Unfortunately Lee (Psycho Cat) has been experiencing some difficult times as well, which forced him to give up his position as a regular contributor here. Other than myself, Lee has been the only other person to be a regular contributor since I started the blog. Lee if you happen to read this, I would like to thank you for your contributions here. Your posts were a refreshing alternative to the material that I post here, and you helped to keep the blog rolling while I was going through some very challenging times in my personal life. I hope that your situation improves soon my friend. There will always be a spot for you here at DM should you decide to return.

I would like to continue to update the blog as often as I can, and hopefully I will be able to deliver daily updates again one day in the near future. Psyche Zenobia and AllyWonderland are both guest contributors, and are only able to post on a very limited basis. If you would be interested in contributing here either as a guest, or a full time contributor, please contact me. Even if you're interested in posting for a week long stint, or a few times a month, I would be willing to work with you. I could certainly use the help right now. You can either leave a comment here, or e-mail me (my e-mail address can be found on my blogger profile). In the meantime, I'll do my best to update the blog as often as I can. Thank you to those of you who have continued to support this blog for better or worse. You are the reason I do this.

- Zer0_II