Q: What the hell happened to you guys?
A: New York Music Daily survived a mid-April 2015 computer meltdown with the help of several amazing people and emerged even stronger than before! Back in full effect, thanks in large part to you. That’s right – the outpouring of offers of new equipment and even money was overwhelming, and very humbling. So, thanks – now it’s time to get back to work and bring you more news about great artists, and albums, and concerts..

Q: How do we get in touch with you?
A: Send an email to lucidculture [at] gmail [dot] com. That’s the general address for this blog and its older sister jazz/classical music blog Lucid Culture.

Q: On the live music calendar, how come you listed the headline act and not the openers? (there’s a variant on this question that pops up every so often: how come you listed the opening acts and not the headliner?)
A: Several possible answers. A) there were opening acts? B) the opening acts (or headliner) sucked and that’s why they weren’t listed. The live music calendar isn’t a listing of every band playing every venue: it’s a carefully selected list of good performers. Many times, a good band will follow a sucky band or vice versa. You won’t find the sucky bands here.

Q: I’m a subscriber. How come the post I get in my email box every day is sometimes different from the one I see when I visit the site?
A: Thank you for subscribing. Sometimes edits need to be made: date/time changes for shows…umm….typographical errors…musician credits that weren’t included with the promo info for a particular album or for a concert. That sort of thing. For the latest, most up-to-date info (especially for the live music calendar, which is updated every day), your best bet is to bookmark the site and just hit it whenever you feel like catching up on what you missed.

Q: Why do you hate Facebook so much?
A: If you’re asking this question, you’re probably 40 or older. Be aware that the majority of Americans under 20, and for that matter everybody else around the globe, are NOT on Facebook. Its problems are well documented. Think about it: if the government required you to sign over all your personal info including 24/7 GPS location along with photos of family, children, friends and friends’ children, plus your resume, your workplace, your political affiliation, your taste in movies, tv, music and books, the sports teams you root for AND all electronic communication with all your friends, there would be a FUCKING REVOLUTION. But because it’s Facebook that’s doing it and not the government, that makes it somehow ok?

And in case you were wondering, Facebook owns Instagram.