Welcome to the new Mumble!
In April of 2007 I launched Mumble Online Magazine. Focusing on “the infinite nouns and verbs that influence contemporary art and street culture, directly and indirectly”, it featured articles that had to do with “influential artists, photographers, skateboarders, places, books, stuff you can buy, music and whatever as well as some totally random shit that somehow fit into the picture.”.
Originally dedicated to bringing what I perceived to be “real” content back to the internet following “the stranglehold that blogs [had] taken on it”, I produced two actual features every week for a year and a half on my own, and over this year and a half I slowly came to the realization that those blogs that have taken a stranglehold… well… they’ve done so with good reason. They’ve taken over because blogs are awesome, and it’s the community and the sharing of ideas and information that makes them so awesome. The idea of a lone dude sitting in front of his computer filtering all of the information that he receives and then feeding you his singular opinion on what’s cool and why it’s cool got tired after a minute, and the idea of “real” content changed in my mind from magazine-quality articles into just real stories about real things by real people. So I switched it up, re-launching Mumble as a contradiction of itself, bringing along 99 people who “really” inspire not only myself but our culture as a whole.
And while I’ve given up on my original, ill-fated intention of changing the entire direction of the internet, Mumble’s focus remains the same, but is instead brought to you by the these people themselves. They are the influential artists, photographers, skateboarders, travelers, makers of books and other stuff you can buy, they are the musicians and whatever else and some of them are totally random shits that somehow fit into the picture. I don’t know where they’re taking this thing, but I’m excited about it… again.
So I hope you enjoy the new Mumble, and that maybe you even take the step to become a part of this little thing we’ve got going. Send me an e-mail and let me know what you’re working on over there, and what you’d like to bring to the Club.
Thanks for your continued interest and support,