Firefly Pointer Fiberglass Jacket: The Gits website opened one year ago today!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Gits website opened one year ago today!


On July 7th, 2012 I debuted unarguably the most important website I was ever hired to build. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into cultivating TheGits.com. Being a loyal music fan myself, and knowing what I like to see I worked really hard to develop the website. An important element was that I reached out to Gits fans to hear what'd they'd like to see. The band (Steve, Andy, Matt) also have seen the website and know about it in addition to Mia's family. That is also important to me. I have a lot of respect for music, punk, & The Gits, so did my best to create an archive of the band.

Since the debut of The Gits site, Steve and I have continued working together. I have been running The Gits Online Store and sending out merch for probably about 9 months now. I think it's a blast, I feel like a rock and roll Santa but all year long. Steve has been an awesome person to work with and an unexpected but much appreciated mentor. As a kid I used to watch Unsolved Mysteries a lot, which was interestingly how I first heard about The Gits. 20 years after her death, thankfully the guy who did it is in jail. It became my new goal to remember the music, the voice, the presence, and not focus on the death of Mia.



The first thing I ever heard about The Gits was the death of their singer. A lot of my favorite singers are dead, and I choose to cherish the music and not dwell on the loss. The death of Mia Zapata is undoubtedly a great loss. After becoming a fan a day never goes by where I think what Mia and The Gits could have done. And I know Steve is the same and I assume many others. That's the powerful thing about music...it is bigger than us, and it becomes immortal even though all of us die. Hearing this story and becoming a part of preserving it has changed my life. And I believe it has only solidified my love for music.

Gits fans are some of the most loyal and awesome people I have ever met and spoke with. I found that out pretty quickly and am still impressed. This is a loyal fan base and they are everywhere. Awesomely enough I am still working with the Gits and will hopefully continue to for a long time. I check the website and improve it little by little everyday even though it's completed. I feel so honored to be a part of remembering The Gits, and they will always have a special place in my rock and roll loving heart.


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