JazzWax will celebrate its 7th anniversary this Sunday. For the past seven years, I have posted six days a week—sharing interviews, news, artists and albums you may not have heard before, my thoughts and occasional diversions into topics other than music. In the process, 2,500 posts have attracted nearly 3 million lifetime pageviews and nearly 7,000 Twitter followers. It's all quite astonishing.
In my world, much has changed since 2007. Along the way, I started writing for The Wall Street Journal, won a Jazz Journalists Association best-blog award, wrote a critically acclaimed jazz book, interviewed dozens of artists and made many friends like you. Thank you readers for visiting each day—either at the site or via free subscription. If just one of my JazzWax posts brightened your day and made you smile, I achieved my goal.
If you'd like to leave a birthday wish, please do so at my Facebook page—Marc JazzWax Myers. Here's to the coming year!
In today's Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal, I interview novelist Amy Tan, who candidly talks about her family's early struggles following the 1967 deaths of her brother and father, as well as her own battle with Lyme disease. To read my "House Call" column for free, go here. [Photo of Amy Tan, above, by Drew Kelly for The Wall Street Journal]
In the weekend Review section of the WSJ, I interview John W. Dean of Watergate fame on his favorite song—Line 'Em Up by James Taylor. To read my "Playlist" column for free, go here.