Excerpt From The TBT Soundcheck Blog

-by Jay Cridlin
-June 24th, 2010

In the wake of WMNF’s firing of music director Lee “Flee” Courtney, local music scene fixture Jeremy Gloff offers a bleak and uncompromising take on the local scene: too cliquey, no radio or club support, very little positive press (although he did say some nice things about Soundcheck … thanks, Gloffy). After Courtney’s firing, he’s considering leaving Tampa Bay for good. He writes: “One is faced with the following options. Leave. Keep this as a homebase and f— the local scene. Or be content with the level of success one is currently at.” Comments are closed on his blog, but we’ll allow them here. What is the state of the local music scene?