The awesome guys and gals at OVRLD.com have always been wonderful and supportive people, and they have gone out of their way on numerous occasions to shine alight on the work of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice. Earlier this month, however, Morgan gave me a compliment he may or may not have even realized he was giving me by inviting me to take part in OVRLD‘s spin on the end of year list, Our Austin Music Friends Picks For Best of 2016. While explicitly stating these were the music friends, one thing that the guys at the OVRLD blog have always hammered in to me is that they love my blog over here, and Morgan never lets me forget that I have built up quite a bit of blogging clout I may not even realize I have.
Cut to yesterday, when the article drops. There I am, top placement on the list, setting the tone for the entire article. Then I began to notice other folks reaffirming choices I made on my list, almost automatically. Then the props for the Butcher Bear and BoomBaptist collaboration video I did started rolling in. THEN the thank you’s begin to roll in via social media for the local choices I made. Yesterday was truly a gratifying day, and I owe it all to Morgan and the folks at OVRLD for finally allowing me to see what’s been in front of me the entire time.