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Issue 1646

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

I’m truly terrible at goodbyes, and I’ve started and deleted this more times than I want to admit. But here goes. Because today is the last time, dear Beat reader, that we’ll meet like this. I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for letting us share your bar stools, cafe dates, train rides, and days (or nights) with you. I hope the stories we have shared together have made you feel something – and at the very least, inspired you to get out and see a new band.

You can’t truly know the passion, talent, and brilliance that fills the walls of the Beat/Furst Media office, but it’s a place I’ve been blessed enough to continue being invited back to for some time. Behind every word, picture, and page of this magazine are some of the most dedicated people you’ll meet, and to say that I’m going to miss this team of weird and wonderful characters is the greatest understatement.

But the boat sails on, and your new captain Tom Parker will now take you on your Beat journey. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to do this every week so thank you for being a part of it. I’ll see you at a gig some time.