I imagine, if you've ever listened to the Rolling Stones (and you better have if you want to call yourself a music lover, listener or member of this planet), that you know how the rest of my headline goes.
This week we've been living and breathing those lyrics in so many ways, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." So, dear readers, due to a production snafu (which, by the way, had nothing to do with us missing deadlines and such), you picked up a copy of last week's issue and found that it did not contain the expected Best of Tucson and our paper was a bit late hitting the stands. We explained what happened as best we could on The Range, and we still heard from readers confused, upset and generally not happy.
I replied to many emails that I was just as disappointed. I still am. Not the best way to get out my first Best of, especially after our staff worked so hard to produce it and send it to bed—we do this every year, while at the same time covering local politics, music, arts and the other ugly, weird and beautiful of Tucson we love so much. Hopefully you get online from time to time. I love old media, folks, but make sure you check in with us—as thousands and thousands of readers do each week—and you've already read the Best of Tucson 2015 online. But you still need and want that print edition in your hands. You still like inked up hands, like all of us do. You still want that Best of to keep in your car so you can plan that next restaurant or shop visit. It's inside. This very issue. It's yours. Thanks for your patience folks. Let's get back to getting what we want and need.
— Mari Herreras, firstname.lastname@example.org