One year old, that is. It simultaneously feels both long and shorter than a year.
First a few statistics:
- New postings every single day for 365 days
- 564 posts written
- 249 comments
- 24, 495 page views
Wonderful things have happened since we started:
- We got to see Tony four times in concert
- Tony released two new albums: Viva Duets and Bennett/Brubeck The White House Sessions Live 1962
- Tony Bennett has made the albums contained in the Complete Collection available on iTunes.
- We attended the Monterey Jazz Festival for the first time. And rebooked for this year as well.
- Some of the greatest Tony Bennett fans in the world have found us and read us nearly every day.
- We have made some wonderful new friends.
- We have collected some of the greatest search strings in the history of browsing, including
- i just want to hear tony bennett and nobody else right now (I have days like that often)
- bewiced bwildered
- Discovered that doing a song of the day and a quote of the day, each and every day, remains a true joy and not a chore at all
So, what’s next for The Year of Tony Bennett?
- It seems that every year is The Year of Tony Bennett, so look for us for another year
- We have made an excellent start on a new sister site The Interactive Tony Bennett Discography. Feel free to poke around, but it is still under construction
Tony says in his new book, Life is a Gift that
if you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life.
It’s true; I’ve learned that first-hand this year.
So, we’re back for another year, starting tomorrow. My most sincere gratitude to each and every reader. And, of course, our continuous thanks to Mr. Tony Bennett, who has given us an unmatched body of work that we all love so much.