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Welcome to a New Chapter

Welcome to a New Chapter

A lot of the duties of editor-in-chief are unglamorous: turning down applications, managing deadlines, watching the budget, communicating details to people who need them, sitting in front of a computer for hours whilst editing.

And that last one is where I am now – about to embark on yet another marathon editing session. This seemingly endless night punctuated by seemingly countless cups of tea is different, though. Tonight marks the first editing session that I will be doing for both a print and web edition of Independent Clauses. Welcome to a new chapter in the life of Independent Clauses.

If you want to receive a physical copy of the magazine, send an e-mail with your address to – the first edition is completely free. We only ask that you take a couple extra and hand them out in your scene – at shows, record stores, gear shops, coffee shops, wherever.

Weekly updates are also new at Independent Clauses is. We’ll be having CD reviews and an update on the Norman, Okla., scene posted every Sunday. Be sure to check back weekly for that.

We hope that you enjoy these new features as much as you enjoy the web edition. If you have any questions or comments, send me an e-mail at If you think the new stuff sucks, e-mail me with suggestions. I and the other members of Independent Clauses have put a lot of long nights into this magazine, and we want to make sure that it’s as good as it can be. Thanks in advance.

Also, thanks go out to everyone who’s submitted a CD for review to this publication – we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your trust in us. I certainly don’t know what I’d be doing with myself if this magazine wasn’t a part of my life – so I personally am indebted to you bands.

Yeah, being editor-in-chief isn’t always glitz, glamour and meet’n’greets. But it’s become a part of who I am. And editing deep into the night isn’t always the most fun thing, but it’s become a monthly tradition for me. And so here I sit, with one cup of tea on the desk and two more waiting in the kitchen – preparing for another marathon editing session.

I couldn’t be any happier.

-Stephen Carradini