A Year Of The Melodic

27 Dec

SaxThere’s this thing about working at a high-output job like Kotaku where at the end of the year, you scroll back through the RSS of everything you posted and kind of just gape at it.

“Oh yeah, that article! I forgot I wrote or even conceptualized that.”

It’s certainly one of the challenges of the gig, but the high rate-of-fire is also a way to amass a bulky body of work in a short period of time. 2012 was the year we began to do separate “Channels” at Kotaku, the idea being to let our writers each highlight their expertise in various areas on the site. I got to run “Kotaku Melodic,” ostensibly dedicated to the intersection of games and music. I of course treated it more as my own personal fiefdom to write about Miles Davis, Kimbra, Amanda Palmer, and whatever the hell else I wanted. It was great.

I went back over the year and put together this post rounding up the best of the year at Kotaku Melodic. I’m immensely proud of the work we did this year. Give it a read, won’t you?

The Year In Music At Kotaku

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2 Responses to “A Year Of The Melodic”

  1. Dan December 28, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    So glad to have had Melodic to enjoy this year. Your writing introduced me to all kinds of jazz that I would never have started to enjoy. I hope you’re able to continue in that vein next year.

    • Kirk December 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      Aw man thanks so much, Dan. I’m super glad to hear you’ve found some good stuff to listen to. And of course, there will be more jazz on Kotaku in 2013. Have a happy new year!

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