Apparently I'm worse at following through on things than I thought. I wanted to participate in Xtra Mile Recording's 30 Day Music Challenge during November, following the chart below, but I think I got to the 5th before fizzling out. Rudy had the right idea though - make it a blog post (I'd link to… Continue reading #XMR30Day
Hi, everyone. Yes, I'm still alive, and you once again have my sincerest apologies for the lack of content on here (it's October already? How did that happen?). I may have vanished from my blog for a bit, but that doesn't mean I've been idle or neglected my writing. On the contrary, things on that… Continue reading A lot can happen in a month
"It's knowing that this can't go on forever. Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone. Maybe we'll get forty years together, but one day I'll be gone or one day you'll be gone." This post wasn't supposed to be about this song. Up until yesterday, I'd been obsessively listening to another… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – If We Were Vampires
The last time these guys made an appearance in my blog, they kind of got the short shrift. They closed out a busy two weeks of traversing the east coast and, in much the same way I collapsed, exhausted, on the couch when I finally got home, I lost all momentum in writing my recap.… Continue reading With eyes closed tight, I swing with all my might
I have a few blog posts in the works that should technically come first, but this one just can't wait. I spent last night at a JD McPherson show. It's the first time I've seen them at all since September of 2016, when they opened for Lucius at a few shows in Massachusetts. It's the… Continue reading “It’s so precious to me…”
I know, I know - I just devoted an entire post to these guys, but after last night, I decided that they're more than deserving of another. The husband and I made the trek to Philly last night for the Bellfuries' show. I'd been inquiring/imploring/harassing them via social media about coming back to the area, and… Continue reading It was wild. It was wooly. YOW!!
So we've established that I firmly believe that JD McPherson is the last bastion of true, honest-to-goodness rock 'n' roll. And because he surrounds himself with like-minded artists who are just as invested in preserving its heritage and integrity, one unexpected side effect of being a fan of his is discovering his associates too, bands I never would've known about… Continue reading “Some kind of witchery implanted in me”
I should be going to a concert tonight. Should be. I even rearranged my schedule to accommodate it. But this is one of those rare instances where irksome, distasteful adult things - you know, work and responsibility - have taken precedence. I'm disappointed but not too bitter, considering that I've seen this particular band before and… Continue reading “Engineered to restore your faith in rock and roll”
Normally after a show, I binge on the music I just heard. Depending on how good the show, the binge can last anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks (or, in one particular instance that my husband would just as soon forget, months) until something else catches my interest. However, in the… Continue reading Don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
My sister and I survived our jaunt to Philly to see Lucius (barely, no thanks to a car that didn't want to start and, once it finally got started, the worst rain/hailstorm I've ever had the displeasure of driving through), so after a scant five hours of sleep, I got to do it all over again. This… Continue reading Pirate shanty punk rock. Or something.