So This Is The New Year

It looks like another year has slipped through my fingers. Nearly one year ago I started up this new project for my desktops after feeling had run its course. While within the year it went through a couple different design changes I feel happy with the way things are looking and feeling right now and have a feeling this design will stick for a while. The site has seen a number of new readers as the year went on and the word got out and I am in constant thanks of their support.

So looking ahead I have a number of new things that will come from the new year. First off, in an effort to focus my efforts here my music posts will not be as often or as full featured and I will probably reserve the ones I make here for more specific things or when an album gets me really excited and I just have to share it. Music is an important part of my life and I don’t want to phase it out completely from fiftyfootshadows just yet. That said I would like to casually announce that I have started a new web project. A music site for the calm music of the world called You Disappear. I have been brainstorming and working on it for a few months now and I have gone live with it as of today. It’s not perfect yet and it will take a few months to build its library of albums I have no doubt that it will be a lot of fun to work on and maintain. Hopefully you all will take some time to head over and check it out. Maybe discover some great new music. The about page and the welcome post will help describe my motives in a little more detail.

You can visit by clicking here.


In other news, I will continue to provide new desktop wallpapers as often as I can and possibly more articles and the like on photography if readers show enough interest. I also have a portfolio site for my photography in the works and will announce that when it goes live, hopefully in the next few months. I also have plans starting to take shape about prints, a book, and other sorts of fun things that I would like to pull into reality this year which is something else I am really looking forward to.

On a more personal note, I have been in Munich, Germany these past couple of months and while I have had a wonderful time here I will be heading back stateside on the 7th. My adventures wont stop there turns out as I have been planning a winter trip through southern Utah and I am really excited about it.

That’s about all for now, just a simple update and a moment to wish everyone a good new year. I for one feel a good year coming on and I’m looking forward to all the days coming ahead.

Heres to a new year and many more to come.



  1. john - January 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Just noticed that this was my 101st post here on fiftyfootshadows, how fitting..

  2. sunhead* - January 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    so this is the new year… i remember that song from the new year’s radio show… don’t forget n sync’s kiss me at midnight, dan fogelberg or any of the other ridiculously cheesy new years tunes as well that were snuck over the airwaves… :)

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