Second day of the year already and so far I’ve kept all my resolutions in place, plus a second blog post in two days. I assume you’re all facing the return to work yourselves in which case good luck as it’s never easy after the year end holidays is it?
Yesterday was part one of the review of the most read posts on the blog by month in 2012 taking us up to June and today we’ll have a look at the second half of 2012. Once again if you have time I’d like it if you could vote for your favourite post of the six we’re about to look at. You can visit the original post if you missed it by clicking the red link for each month. Off we go then;
July – A call to help new Clash film. I often hope that the blog can help spread messages throughout the Clash community worldwide and this post was simply that. Looking to get the new film The Rise and Fall of The Clash screenings in as many cities as possible the call went out to see who could help, as far as I know the response was excellent and helped result in the film (still unreleased on DVD) shown in many cities.
August – Interview with Joe Strummer’s daughters. In advance of The Strummer of Love festival in Somerset a special interview (video) that was lovely to see. I think at times we simply focus on the fact that we lost a ‘spokesman for a generation’ as Joe referred to himself only half-jokingly whereas two young ladies lost their Dad.
September – Film debuts and Cut The Crap. Many of the updates on the blog cover a wide selection of different stories at the same time but these usually aren’t the most read posts, which is fair enough. This was one such post that looked at more film premiers and Cut The Crap making a list of ‘terrible albums by great artists’ which is probably where it belongs.
October – Guest editorial by The Baker. I was really excited to have ongoing contact with The Baker during 2012 and when he decided he’d like to have the blog host a two part editorial in October I was pleased to do so and it looks like you agreed as this was one of the most read stories of the year.
November – New Joe Strummer exhibition at Subway Gallery. It is always good to help promote special exhibitions and events and over the last three years few venues have offered as much for Clash fans as Subway in London. Such was the case with the recent Julian Yewdall photography exhibition.
December – Joe’s 1oth Anniversary liveblog. This was very recent so you’ll remember it well I hope. Throughout December 22nd as always I handed the blog over to you to write your own memories of Joe in addition to letting you know which events online and off were ongoing to recognise the day. It is one of my favourite days on the blog despite the sadness and the 16 hours spent updating the site was time well spent and I’m so glad you visited it.
So then, that as they say is that. In theory the biggest events of the year were The Strummer of Love, a new Clash film and the 10th anniversaries but we managed to find enough to keep us busy all year long. Please vote for your favourite post of the second half of the year and I’ll share those results at the weekend. Lots more coming up in the days ahead so I hope to see you back here soon.