Popped open The Wire 320 to see I got my letter published: its the one from Fred Palakon.
The intent was sincere and I'm glad to see my opinion was shared by Scott W (and I assume at least... I dunno, five others). The Wire really is a great resource and worth its cover price. It shifts between the truly experimental and the popular really allowing fans who sit on either side of that divide to get refreshingly disoriented a few months out of every year. It will celebrate the provincial understanding that some of the best art is conceived out of sight and under darkness. I'm definitely a child of FM radio and MTV so I like something that can challenge my own distorted view of history.
It is one of the few remaining media that instead of being consumed and discarded is best collected. The Wire can be returned to like a good book or library, providing new revelations.