Monday, June 21, 2010

Athlete - live and on

A quick hello. I just posted a new story to the examiner site, an interview with Stephen Roberts, drummer for the fine British band Athlete.  And here are some shots from the band's appearance earlier this month at Jammin' Java. That is all.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

In My Other Life...

For the past few months, I've been pretty busy working on a video project for the American Institute of Architects. That's not an excuse for being absent from the blog, but it did make me some money which is something that the music writing doesn't do all that well.

So, if you're fan of architecture, Apple stores, gorgeous homes for wealthy people with taste, check out the video tribute to AIA's 2010 Gold Medal recipient, Peter Bohlin...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

7,000 words (in pics) plus mp3s from Morningbell

 One of the great things about this job/hobby (I can never tell but my accountant, if I had one, would say it's the latter) is that people send me free music I might never have heard otherwise. Morningbell's "Sincerely, Severely" came in as a digital download from a publicist I've dealt with for many years. He was looking for some press and I said I'd give a listen. And I loved the album - varied, smart, well-played and produced and hooky as hell.  (BTW, it's marked "explicit" but there's only a few naughty words)

So, I went off to the show Monday night at the tiny (a full house is about 30 people) Galaxy Club and was impressed yet again. The band travels with its own "$100 Light Show" that made for fun picture taking, too.  I'm free to share two mp3's -"Hello, Dali" and "Marching Off To War."
I'm going to do an email interview sometime next week with frontman Travis Atria for a short feature, so check back later for more. I obviously still don't know quite how to get this new Blogger picture/word interface working...

There's a reason I haven't posted much lately...

I've been kinda busy saving the world...

Sunday, June 06, 2010

7,000 Words (in pictures) about Sarah Borges

Not sure how to deal with the new Blogger photo uploading system...So, until I figure it out, here are some shots of Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, as they appeared at Jammin' Java on Friday night, June 4th. .And if you decide you want to check 'em out, here's another new deal for Blogger - the amazon "monetizing" link. So, yeah, I recommend the album. Go ahead and get it and make me rich.