you can never hold back spring
you can be sure
i will never stop believing
the blushing rose that will climb
spring ahead or fall behind…
baby you can never hold back spring
even though you’ve lost your way
the world is dreaming
dreaming of spring…*
there are a lot of monikers for the experience of finding yourself in exactly the right place at the right time. but when that moment comes, the trick is not confining it to any one thing or definition. i guess that’s how i feel about this project we call long island pulse.
when i started the publication 10 years ago there was no facebook, no twitter, events were not a huge part of running a magazine and we faxed a lot more than we emailed. (who faxes anymore?) a lot of changes have happened in 10 years, but a lot has also stayed the same. ultimately, pulse has become a living, breathing thing, evolving organically both with the times and occasionally, ahead of them. those of us on this side of the page participate in that momentum as much as we create it.
every day we sweat out the making of a magazine, but we only complete the endeavor 10 times a year. every minute is a synchronized focus between art and editorial, advertising, distribution, marketing and all of the divergent components of our business. yet these individual departments are primarily working independently.
i and some of the pulse people here have pulled more overnights to get the job done than fervent college students during finals. but those lost evenings don’t matter. the page is my chapel where words and photos are joined together. art and science are reconciled when i’m standing on the press room floor checking colors and approving pages. and the imagination and passion of those around me are a harvest where i find motivation every day.
this 10th anniversary edition is true to previous july issues in which we expand on our core arts and culture coverage (the soul of our editorial DNA). we include all the happenings, artists, musicians and writers contributing to the cultural landscape of long island. but it is also our book of 10s, indexing a look back at the 10s of things that comprise our decade of award-winning publishing of one of the largest regional magazines in the country.
so close your eyes
open you heart…
you can never hold back spring*
* “you can never hold back spring,” tom waits