Happy New Year and in particular, Happy Birthday to Christina Bulbenko. In what has been a dire year for plans, Big Stir Records has admirably gone from strength to strength. Whilst most of my Big Stir dealings are with Rex. have no doubt that the brains (and beauty) of the operation is Christina.
Behind all the charm and likeability, there is a steely determination to make Big Stir, the best record label and music community in the world. What does also get forgotten is that despite the fabulous label catalogue that Big Stir continue to build, as demonstrated in the link below, Rex and Christina have a fantastic band, The Armoires.
For those who haven't ventured into their music, listen to their show stopping track on the recent 20/20 Tribute album that's reviewed here. Then discover their previous work. I'm proud to be a small part of Big Stir. Rex and Christina showed that there is a way forward for artists and that physical releases are not dead.
They also demonstrated that CD is still viable despite the Emperor's New Clothes world of vinyl. 2021 will take some time to get going with what is going on around us. But one thing is certain and that is that Big Stir will continue to grow.