Starting a regular (daily?) series of playlists that I'll be posting in the Mixtape Madness thread. I usually spend forever compiling playlists, but these will be capped at 12 songs each, and will be curated pretty quickly. Whatever bubbles to the top of my mind first. Just something to help pass the time.
Made a Frank Black solo/Frank Black & The Catholics favorites playlist earlier today. I've determined that those solo & Catholics records were perfectly built for favorites comps/playlists. Most of those albums, particularly the Catholics records, are just alright, but each has 3-4 songs that are top notch.
AXS TV is airing a documentary called "Festival Express" right now. I have it on in the background while I'm "working". How in the world did I not know about this doc or this whole Festival Express event in 1970? Major music blind spot for me until now.
It looks like my job will be ending at the end of this month, about a month earlier than originally expected. Not really surprised since everything is shutting down at this point. Not sure how I'm going to find a job when companies are in hiring freezes, cutting staff, and shutting down altogether.
For me at least, the worst part of all of this is wanting to help out others in the community, but not feeling like I can because I'm in such a perilous situation myself. I know I'm certainly not alone in feeling that way.
Pardon my French, but Jim Bakker and Alex Jones can take their coronavirus preventing snake oils and toothpastes, and they can fuck right off. The last thing we need out there now is more disinformation and preying upon the elderly who are understandably on edge.
SXSW has been cancelled. Going to be a rough financial hit for the city, and so many workers that count on it to meet numbers for the year. But importing people from all over the world probably isn't the best thing at the present time.