Carnival of Rock and Roll-December 2009

Well last month with the return to regular carnivals, we had the biggest carnival I've ever seen... and this month, perhaps ironically, we have the smallest. In fact, the carnival this month contained so few submissions I thought I forgot to make it available on, but I didn't. I thought maybe there were problems with my carnival email, but there aren't. Maybe I messed up in some other way... that seems the most likely answer. If not, I guess it was just a very slow month for blogging about music... who knows.

When I first started this carnival though I thought to myself that if there wasn't demand one month, I'd roll those posts over into the next month and keep doing so until I had a carnival of substantial size. This is the first time it has actually happened though, and although I did consider just holding these posts till next month, I thought I might as well run the carnival anyways to drum up some interest... plus the posts I did receive were pretty cool.

So here they are... all 4 posts in all their glory.

Eric over at CamelClutchBlog passed along a little something about some forgotten heaviest of the heavies... thrash: Get Thrashed! Five Forgotten Thrash Metal Music Classics

Zhu sent along a great review of a Metallica concert, complete with some nice pics and everything: Metallica Concert In Ottawa

And then from the E-Mancave, we have another set of concert reviews:

Bare Bones - the Bryan Adams Acoustic Tour 2009 Review

U2 360 Tour with Muse Concert Review

So there you go... a 4 submission carnival. Still, at least they were concert reviews, as I do like a good concert review, that's for sure.

I will still be hosting the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll next month, but if by chance this lack of submissions continues, I might have to phase this carnival out entirely. We'll see, we'll see.

Great work for the few who did take part this month.

If you submitted your work to the carnival, but it wasn't chosen, don't fret. There aren't a lot of standards to be included, except to be about music, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read (sorry, English only). Also, I'd appreciate if you only submit some of your best works, not short, few word posts and try to keep multiple submissions within reason, meaning you can send two or three articles at most, but not like six... if you spam the carnival with entries or with articles off topic you won't be included.

I still appreciate your contribution even if I didn't choose to include it and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.


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