Where I’ve Been and Where I’ve Gone

UPDATE: June 28, 2017
If you want to reminisce about living in NYC during the era in which I wrote this blog, please check out my friend Lizzy Goodman’s book, Meet Me in the Bathroom, which is an amazing oral history recounting the time. I was lucky enough to be interviewed for the book, so you will even see a few quotes from lil’ ol’ Miss Modernage in there!


Oh, hi! You’re still reading this ol’ thing?

I started this blog on November 18, 2001 from my New York City college dorm room. I was probably downloading something on Napster at the time.

Since then, I’ve watched the NYC music scene rise and fall, quietly morned the death of my favorite bands, and witnessed “web journals” morphing into an entire blog culture.

This blog has served as the gateway to introducing me to amazingly interesting, kind, and wonderful friends; allowed me to witness mind-blowing concerts that I will never forget; and acted as the creative outlet for all my crazy thoughts, emotions, and ideas surrounding what it is to be a music fan.

I’ve published a total of 5,481 posts on this blog, but it’s been over a year since I wrote something new.

By now you’ve probably guessed I’ve actually gotten old, gotten slow, and gotten annoyed over having to elbow people who were born in the 90s (I effing remember the 90s) just to get a good sight line at a crowded concert — and you would be right.

Now here are some things you probably didn’t see coming:

  • I got married
  • I moved out of New York City
  • I started a new blog where I actually show my face

Yup. Even I don’t know who I am anymore.

I really don’t write much about music anymore. I now live in Denver, Colorado (seriously). I now write a lot about food, travel, and the outdoors.

I hope you’ll keep this thing we had going by joining me at my new blog, NewDenizen.com, or follow me on Instagram @newdenizen.

Signing off.

Your loyal fanatical Strokes/White Stripes fan,

Laura / Miss Modernage

Jack White with the White Stripes at Union Square, NYC

Published by Laura

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