A few weeks ago I answered the Discorder office phone and chatted with Robert, a subscriber in Toronto. I don’t often get the opportunity to talk to readers, especially subscribers, in situations where they don’t immediately figure out that I am the Editor-In-Chief. (Robert, thank you for your honesty, and for entertaining my questions.)
Mid-conversation it struck me that Discorder lacks any sort of platform for response outside of social media, and Robert mentioned that, too. The website doesn’t enable comments anymore, and our Dear Airhead rant section retired when people stopped sending mail. As much as we attempt to evaluate social media stats on posted articles, or analyze screenshots of cheeky comments you write on your private accounts and think we won’t see, it is so fucking difficult to figure out what you think about us! Too difficult. Do you love us? Do you dislike us? Tell us —
Discorder is resurrecting Dear Airhead as Hothead, a new rant section in print devoted to your feedback about Discorder or the scene we serve, good or bad. We won’t promise to print everything, but we will print some things.
If you want to send us your feedback, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with HOTHEAD in the subject line, or drop off a letter at the CiTR station with ATTN: Discorder Editor. (You can mail too, if you’re into that sort of thing.) Your feedback will not be printed without your permission, so make sure to specify whether or not you want your words published. Anonymous letters are welcome.
Saturday, April 23 we are excited to host Frog Eyes, Weird Candle, The Backhomes, Malcolm Jack, and Experience This for a Discorder Fundraiser at the Anza Club! Come show your love for these bands, and your love for independent print publishing. Visit discorder.ca for more details, or flip to page 57. I’ll save you a dance.
The April issue of Discorder features Devours, Ashley Shadow, and Hez from ThreeFortyoke, album reviews for Essaie Pas and So Loki, live reviews of Destroy Vancouver, Daughters, and more. I hope you like.
PS. Record Store Day is Saturday, April 16! Your friendly neighbourhood record stores will be having sales, selling RSD exclusives, and hosting in-studio performances. CiTR 101.9FM and CJSF 90.1FM will be live broadcasting from some of these locations, so come by and give us a wave.