VMP just dropped Idler Wheel and it's open to non-members. Of course, it was a shitshow leading up to it and they're still dismissive as fuck, but... if you've been waiting over 2 years for this shit, here ya go
This "new" Arthur Russell, Iowa Dream, is pretty amazing. It sounds so different than just about everything else that I own of his, but it's really tremendous. I don't know how many people are legitimate geniuses, but I'm positive that he was one of them.
Drag City: making records since the second death of "Paul McCartney," also covered up. In it for the music, hoping you will use it. The power and the poverty, in one good right jab - what's left? Glass houses, people - not to mention glass jaws! A home to bands that actually smells like home -...
I took the kid to a CZARFACE art exibit on Friday to meet 7L, Esoteric, & Lamour Supreme & One Be Lo happened to be there. Ronin wound up talking art w/Lamour and throwing brain games riddles at Lo. They'll be announcing a black friday Czarface release
Looks like I'm probably going to THING in Port Townsend, Wa next weekend, but it also looks like camping is sold out along w/ everything else I'm finding in the area. If anyone has the inside scoop on something, please let me know. Thanks
Got invitations to attend/cover Homeshake (tonight), King Gizz (Sunday), & Black Mountain (next month), among endless others, but I'm too worn out & busy to deal w/any of it. Already missed Digable Planets, Flylo, Treepeople this month for similar reasons. If you've ever wanted to go to free shows to write about and/or photograph them, feel free to hit me up. Just know, there's no money in this.
I interviewed David Berman once. Responses to it have been split, but I feel grateful that I had the opportunity. I wish he was more aware of the effect that he had on people and how much his work meant.