Got a blog update? Post it here.
Got a blog update? Post it here.
I'll start: We just completed the 12 Days of Blogmass vinyl extravaganza over at http://audioarchives.blogspot.com
"Sometimes a stick in the eye is a tool for enlightenment, but mostly not." Manfred Minsk
5 disc set of Warner Brothers hits in the latest blog post: http://audioarchives.blogspot.com/20...ight-time.html
If you're off of work today and need some music for relaxing, or if you're working and need something to while away the hours here's a 3+ hour set of some well-known jazz pieces: http://audioarchives.blogspot.com/20...goes-jazz.html
I decided to take the leap and start blogging about the Big Ear Festival and related matters. There's so much to share about the 2015 festival that it seemed like a good way to talk about it. I'm pretty pumped that several of the artists performing have also contacted me about making some blog posts contributions, with the first one from Jim Jarmusch coming fairly soon. I hope some of your enjoy this and would love any comments, critiques, support or other advice as I'm new to the blogging world and could use undoubtedly benefit from it.
Second I like your personal touches to the mini musical essays. I just read over your January 13th blog and so far it's my favorite due to it's personal nature. The soundtrack to a past that never really was the soundtrack, a deft description of The Pavilion of Dreams, and the contacting of Harold bud. Also I love the fact you but a audio something or another in that post and that leads to third base here.
Third what could be needed is a little help for those of us that are overwhelmed. I'm not going to do exact percentages because that involves counting and I avoid counting when I'm supposed to be sleeping but it's safe to say that I don't know a majority of these artists. And that's natural I guess, I mean this is covering a whole lot of ground; theirs minimal songs, atmospheric songs, and songs for the sake of being songs. It can get kind of confusing. And while I'm happy to Spotify on my own other people might want ....hmm....a lot of storytelling and example I guess. And why some of this music strikes musical specialists the way it does.
Home base. Post as often as you can or get someone to do it for you when you're busy being busy. Very important that home base.
Anyway thanks for putting this out there and double thanks for posting "As Long as I can Hold My Breath"
... the debt that each generation owes to the past, it must pay to the future."
~ Abigail Scott Dunaway
Works on the Creative Commons by me. Go ahead, steal something. Now with pictures!
But when I look at the line up, I still scratch my head. Kronos Quartet just celebrated their 40th Anniversary. They're probably the most famous string quartet in the world. They sell out everywhere. I first saw them perform two sold out nights in a row at the UT Music Hall in 1983. Laurie Anderson has been a major international artist for at least 35 years. Several of the artists on the line up - Swans, Steve Gunn, Grouper, Perfume Genius - have records that were among the most acclaimed in 2014, on "Best of the Year" lists from Pitchfork to the New York Times to Rolling Stone to the Wire to Mojo. Bill Frisell may be the most well known and respected jazz guitarist in the world. The Bad Plus are one of the most acclaimed jazz groups of the past decade. Rhiannon Giddens (from the Carolina Chocolate Drops) is remarkable by any standards and releasing what is sure to be one of the great records of the year in a couple of weeks. She'll be on Letterman. Great story in the Sunday New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/ar....html?ref=arts
oops...this is what my blog is for, isn't it??? The good news is that last year was a great success and this year, we've doubled our weekend pass sales thus far. It looks like we'll sell out of weekend passes this year. We're going to sell some single day passes once we announce the full line up...which is coming soon. Still some amazing shit...including one that I can't wait to share that involves two artists with Knoxville roots. Fun stuff.
Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.
Many of you were expecting a lot of snow this week and were disappointed when it didn't happen. So, here's a big helping of the white stuff for you.
Greg Kihn radio interview and tracks from 1985