This is the 7,000th Post on The Obelisk


I don’t want to dwell too long on it because there’s a lot to do today, but this is post is number 7,000 published on The Obelisk. Some people know, some people don’t, I doubt most care, but this site is run by one person — me; hi — and I’m responsible one way or another for all the content that’s been put here in those 7,000 posts, whether that’s news, a review, a guest column, an interview, whatever it is. To have done this long enough to hit a marker like that is, frankly, staggering.

We’re closing in on an anniversary as well, so I’ll save some of the state-of-the-site stuff for that, but I just wanted to take a second to express to anyone who sees this how incredibly grateful I am for all the support I’ve received as The Obelisk has continued to grow, change and ultimately become something much, much different (and much more time-consuming) than it was when it started those 6,999 posts ago. I try to say “thanks for reading” as much as I can, but please know that I mean it each and every time. At this point, there are people who’ve been reading this site for years and people who just found out about it a week ago, and I hope it will keep growing and keep expanding its reach, hopefully proving useful to those who check it out.

Because that’s the whole idea, right? As attached to this process, this weird ongoing thing, as I am, it’s not about me, or about writing. For the people reading it, it’s about music, and that’s how it should be. I’m gonna get back to all of that in a minute, but before I do, thank you again for your role in making this project special, to me and I hope to you as well. I wouldn’t be able to keep it going without your support.

Okay, back to work. More to come.

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9 Responses to “This is the 7,000th Post on The Obelisk”

  1. Thermic Boogie says:

    Congratulations J, keep on rockin for so many posts!!! Best retards and cheers from Barcelona!!!

  2. Jose Humberto says:

    Keep the good job !!!!!! , greetings from Mexico

  3. Shaman Journey says:

    I wish I had an ounce of your dedication and inspiration to keep at it J.
    I check this blog probably 2-3 times a day while sitting at my boring desk job and you’ve introduced me to a whole new world of music in the last 2 years I’ve been reading.
    Greatly Appreciated!

  4. V says:

    Way to go! Can you share a link to your first article?

  5. Justin says:

    Looking forward to the next 7,000. Thanks for all your hard work, JJ.

  6. Mike H says:

    We shall celebrate in new Obelisk hoodies and t-shirts.

  7. The Temple says:

    As someone in the same condition… I know and do care!
    Thanks for all the fun reads and tireless support to this scene that inspired me to start my own page.

    The Obelisk has been a lighthouse in this vast ocean of mediocrity for years and you`re the HIGH PRIEST of this Brotherhood:

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Chuco says:

    i check out your site once a day, after doomantia r.i.p., obelisk is the only site that really matters to me. congrats & thanks…

  9. Ianham says:

    Thanks to Obelisk, I have substantially increased the stoner/doom/psychedelic quotient of my music collection. My life has become somewhat louder and decidedly fuzzy. My wife damns you all to hell.

    Checking your website regularly simply confirms what I have long suspected – there is great music out there if you look hard enough. Thanks for doing what you do. Treat yourself to something nice.

    Cheers from Scotland

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