Pudedlegum started in 1997 as a way to bring the music magazine format to the Internet. It began as an idea in a college dorm room, and with the help of my roommate, graphic artist Josh Smith (Hydro74), and close friend, Jim Mendenhall, Puddlegum became a reality. Mendenhall and I updated the site on a regular basis for several years, reviewing albums, interviewing bands, and posting music news. It was one of the first music blogs (before we called them “blogs”), existing before Google.
Mendenhall and I attempted to form a record label, Puddlegum Communications, in 2001. We released an album by Estis [email protected], and a compilation CD, before running out of money.
In 2005, I decided to relaunch Puddlegum, this time as an MP3 blog. I posted daily for over five years, and quite a few articles went viral (one sparked a controversial Radiohead theory). Eventually, I decided to refocus my attention on returning to college, recording bands, and raising my two small daughters.
In 2019, I co-produced with Marshall Baker and released the debut Saeyers ep. I continue to record with Saeyers, and manage his music.
When the Quarantine hit, I decided to bring Puddlegum back. I’m posting daily, reviewing music and mixes (Mix Reviews), interviewing artists (Conversations), sharing new music/videos, journaling, and posting playlists (Mixtapes).
If you love what I do, consider buying me a coffee. Help me keep the site ad free.
Kevin Flick (Puddlegum)