Thursday, January 8, 2009
It seems that when I assumed that because I'm already pretty poor that the economic slowdown couldn't touch me, I was wrong.
Like an old sock, my column got dropped from the Times Union for budgetary cutbacks.
From my editor: "Oy, no easy way to say this: I have to kill the Art Notes column. Our budgets are being cut to the bone, and almost all of our freelance stuff has to go. No more symphony reviews. No more art notes [...] Thanks for all you’ve done, and sorry I have to end the column."
Honestly, each week I wrote 300-500 words about the local scene, it wasn't much, but I took pride and pleasure in it. This setback leaves me feeling pretty damn hollow, and pretty over Jacksonville.
If, on the off chance you want to write in to my editor, his info is here: email@example.com. I know this isn't his fault, he's actually a good guy, but I am still hugely disappointed.