My goddamn computer ate my column. Four hours of work down the toilet! Luckily, I prepare my Notes section in a different file. This will be short, but there are some pretty cool things in here. Next week, unless my computer acts up again (I’m blaming Trump), I will be back on track.
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I took a drive yesterday. I had been sitting in front of the computer screen too long and accomplishing little of anything at all and I needed a break. Usually when I hit the road I take music I need to hear for writing reasons but this time I needed time to myself. I grabbed one I had the urge to review by Town Mountain which when I pulled open the CD cover discovered was minus the disc. I had left it in my computer player at home. I have lost more than one disc that way. The other two were there though and I had heard neither all the way through for over a year: Lisa Parade‘s Finding Flora and Maxi Dunn‘s Edmund & Leo. I couldn’t wait.
Frank Gutch Jr: No Small Children’s ‘Trophy Wife’; Meet Chris & Gileah; Artists I Wouldn’t Want To Miss (But Almost Did); and the Ever Popular Notes…..Posted in Opinion with tags Chris & Gileah, DBAWIS, Dear Youth, Devon Sproule, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Drew Gibson, Erin & the Wildfire, erin lunsford, Frank Gutch Jr., Gileah Taylor, Heidi, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jilly Blackstone, John Moen, Kandle, Lance Brenner, Mike O'Neill, music, music videos, No Small Children, Paul Curreri, Perhapst, Records, The After Hours, The Anatomy of Frank, The Decemberists, The Droogs, The Lisa Parade, Trophy Wife on March 18, 2014 by segarini
I am less than a month away from seeing, barring act of God or congress (small ‘c’ intentional), No Small Children rock Portland (or Seattle) and, old as I am, it is getting hard to contain myself. They will supposedly be playing Slabtown April 5th, though I do not see it listed on that venue’s site schedule, so I am keeping my options open for a long drive. Would I miss it? Only by the act mentioned beforehand.
Frank Gutch Jr: Hot Damn! It’s The Hot Toddies!!! Women Who Rock, Part One— Toddies, No Small Children, and Shade….. Plus Notes!Posted in Opinion with tags Ana Popovic, Ashley McMillen, Bob Marlette, Carla Olive, Dear Youth, Finding Flora, Frank Gutch Jr., Heidi, Highway, Hot Toddies, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jane Gowan, Jilly Blackstone, Lisa Parade, Mary Harmer, music, No Small Children, One Last Show of Hearts, Records, Shade, Stone Darling, The Beige, Tim Vesely, Tom Waits, Tricycle Records on April 9, 2013 by segarini
You can’t blame me for being a little pissed. I just found Stone Darling last week and was looking forward to following them from that point on when what do I surmise? They’re not really the band that they used to be! Yeah! I scour their Facebook page and figure, hey, I’m going to move to the front of the line only to find that there is no line! They’re playing every Monday in August at The Satellite in L.A., it says. Yeah, in 2011! They’re rocking The Echoplex, same city, on April 7th. Again, 2011!
In fact, this may damn well be the year I kick the bucket. My life has pretty much been music, or music at its core, and it has never been better and I have to say that this next year promises to be the best yet. Ever have that feeling that you can’t lose? I not only have that feeling but am overwhelmed by it, politics be damned! So pardon me while I crawl into my hole and surround myself with a future major labels only dream about. Pay attention. There will be a quiz.