ECM Co-founder Bids a Fond Farewell

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I am writing to properly announce that I’m no longer working with Electric City Magazine.

I’ve been doing this thing for three years (almost seven if you count the Electric City Live days). It’s been an absolute joy and one of the most rewarding creative projects I’ve ever taken part in, but it’s also been very challenging. The local media game is stressful and exhausting and a ton of work. At this point, I’m ready to move on and look for something a bit more stable.

I just want to say how thankful I am to all of you. ECM has given me the chance to meet and work with so many wonderful, kind, strange, smart, and creative people in this city.

At the same time, I just want to say how thankful I am to all of you. ECM has given me the chance to meet and work with so many wonderful, kind, strange, smart, and creative people in this city. Many of them have agreed to work with me, to put their time and talent into the magazine for far too little pay, and many more have agreed to sit down with me and open up about their lives and their passions. Even more have lent their support and kindness (and even their hard-earned cash) to help keep this thing going. It has been inspiring and humbling, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to properly thank everyone for all they’ve done.

A few extra thank-yous, if you’ll allow me the indulgence as I switch into full-on Oscar acceptance speech mode: Dave Tough, for being my partner in crime from the start and for pushing to make this the best magazine it could be; Zara Syed, for her constant support and love; and my parents, for keeping me afloat when the magazine couldn’t.

I also want to thank Peter, Yvonne, Jocasta, and the rest of the Resonance Centre team, for supporting the magazine and keeping it going. Without them, ECM literally would have ended over a year ago. I hope that they will continue pushing for a fierce and intelligent independent press in town, and I hope that people will continue supporting the magazine as it goes forward in their hands. Peterborough needs good independent local media.

So thanks again. I hope to see you all out in the community, and without me asking you for money/your article/invasive questions about your life.

PS: If you need to get in contact with ECM, please contact Peter Pula. If you need to get in contact with me, text me or send an email to my gmail. PM me if you need my deets.

Gabe Pollock

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Gabe Pollock

Gabe Pollock

Gabe Pollock is Editor-in-Chief of Electric City Magazine. He is a Peterborough-born freelance writer and editor who has covered Peterborough music and culture since 2012, first on Electric City Live and now in its magaziney successor.