The Village Voice is not only the publication that got me interested in politics but also music journalism- I’ve been reading it since about 1982. I have them to thank for getting me into freelance writing (like this). I write for them regularly. Thanks to my association with them, I’ve heard and seen a lot of great music. I also have good friends that work there and have been there for a while. All of which makes me very interested and concerned about their takeover by New Times Media.