5 Years and Counting! 3.11.2012

I would like to express my love and gratitude to the wonderful people that have made this little project expand and keep going.

A little over 5 years ago I wanted to launch a small Blog/Podcast to document all things music and really did not have a clue on how to go about it. My idea was to encompass different perspectives on a Do It Yourself (DIY) punk style online zine.  Living in Austin, the music capital of the world, made access to music very easy. I remember talking to my friend Luis Martinez (Horse Plus Donkey) who encouraged me to go through with it, he said , “just do it” so here we are!

About a week before our launch I showed my friend Mona Gender a draft of what I wanted to do and she was instantly on board. Her contribution has taken us to a different level. She introduced Nick and Amanda from San Diego who contributed early on, especially on our Blast Off! podcast. Mona who had a job at the time that would send her across the country and she would interview bands or people and ask them about their perspective on music. This started a new direction for our little project.

When Mona moved to El Paso, she brought together a collaboration of some of the most awesome women who have brought their own originality when interviewing music artist. Carleigh Venus, Mona Gender, Kitty Kat Star and Malicia La Negra are totally genuine and I am eternally grateful for their contribution. Last but not least Jaz! Thank you Jaz for your video production, they are truly a piece of art!

I get to hangout with two live music enthusiast who have become great friends! Greg Ackerman and Sonya Hernandez have this crazy love for live music and I totally understand! Live in the moment! Greg Ackerman is one of the coolest dudes who knows EVERYTHING about what is going on in Austin. Greg you are a great mentor. Thanks for the cigarettes!  Sonya thank you for all that you do!  You are the most hardcore! So many shows! Here is to new adventures! I love both of you! Your support has been incredible!

It wasn’t until about 2 years after we launched that I started filming shows. It’s cool way to capture the moment. I think of it like a giant collection of bootleg videos you would get from record stores when VHS existed. Our channel content contains all of the interviews, live video and playlist. Our YouTube channel currently has 158 live videos, you can check it out on our page at YouTube.TheCosmicClash.com.

Thank you to all the musicians and artists who create! To all the venues too! It is awesome! You are why we do this!

Peace out!

Mike Cosmic

March 11, 2012