Rock & Roll: Is The Ride Over? From time to time, mostly as of late, we hear that rock and roll is dead or dying in the music industry and in the hearts of new listeners. We’ve also heard, with all the upheaval in the media these days, that the print industry (newspapers and magazines) is also on the way out, just like the 8-track, disco, or the days when MTV actually played music. Here at BlackTie, we believe that the death of many magazines, like rock and roll, be greatly exaggerated. What is BlackTie? Simply put, we believe it is the timeless story of living life well. This publication began as one dedicated strictly to exotic cars. Sure, we’ll always cover anything with a motor, but this publication has quickly evolved into one with coverage of creative eats, fine wines, great hobbies, any and all manner of adventure travel and yes, even rock and roll from time to time. We strive to keep every issue fresh, with unique subject matter, lively writing, and eye-catching visuals. Reading Black- Tie should be a journey into adventure. BlackTie is not about money; it’s about living THE life. Those readers that are experiencing what’s covered within our pages are truly living a “rock star” life. Life is a ride and we hope the Aston Martin on the front cover in many ways conveys that. Competing in a full-blown, competition ready Aston Martin is not only about racing a highly engineered, insanely fast automobile, but as much about being part of a global, iconic brand with a motor-racing heritage that travels back for some odd ninety years. It is natural for humans to strive to be part of something much larger than ourselves, part of a club, team, legacy or movement. Reading BlackTie is supposed to offer our readers that chance to be part of something that’s larger than life and still growing. As I write this, rock and roll may in fact not be growing, although it will never die. At BlackTie, we believe the print industry (the magazine business specifically) is here to stay. We know to give our online readers their own version as well, but we haven’t forgotten the purist who, like us, loves everything about a printed magazine. The year 2015 is our second year of publication, and we will stay alive for those who still appreciate physically holding their reading material in their hands. Just like rock and roll that has been entertaining us for over half a century, BlackTie looks forward to sticking around for many, many more years of good times. “Alabama Charlie”
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