The Total Guitar Website...


In the words of the (almost literally) immortal Mick Jagger,
please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt Parker, I´m Total Guitar´s new staff
writer and I have been given the exciting task of making this here blog page
better than it is at the moment.

Having started my own punk-zine website at the tender age of
16, I have somehow wound up doing this sort of thing for a living. Other things
I have done include university, playing and singing loud and/or out of tune in
various garage rock/punk bands and writing reviews, news and interviews for anyone
that lets me. That´s probably enough about me, on to the task in hand:

As many of you have no doubt noticed, the TG website is a
little… erm… neglected. Since the launch of the world wide inter-web (as I
believe it is termed) it´s become increasingly apparent that the net is
actually a good thing. It´s become so big that even very, very important
journalist-types - such as ourselves - can´t ignore it.

Over the coming weeks we plan to transform this space from
an arid wasteland into a shiny new recreational area. Kind of like a channel 4
documentary, but without the patronising moralistic resolution.

Expect to find all sorts of bits and bobs that we can´t
squeeze into the monthly magazine, along with news updates, videos of people
doing stupid and/or amazing things and general guitar-related time-wastery.

Rumour has it that there´s even a website re-design on the
way in the not too distant future…

Anyway, as always, this is YOUR MAGAZINE, so get in touch!
Comment, tell us what you like, what you don´t like (be nice, it´s my first
day) and what you´d like to see from the website and magazine.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.