I see Scotty’s “Holland, 1945” and raise him “Ghost”.
So, um, I haven’t written anything on this site for a long time. I’ve been a little busy. It’s pretty much a master’s class in understatement to say my life has changed in the past year or so. It’s all for the better, though, and while it has been hard at times, I’m extremely glad to be here.
Tonight, I’m off to play my band‘s last show. I really wish we could have made a third album, and maybe we will eventually, but for now we are officially going into an extended hiatus. Oh well. It was a good run and I had a blast playing in this band for the past 5 years.
Well, that’s it for now. I’m going to try and write more often, so I guess you have that to look forward to. It’s good to be back.
Galaxie 500, April 1989:
I submit to you evidence that in the mid to late 90’s indie rockers roamed the land and played for beer money in dive bars in college towns. Some of the music they created was brilliant, poetic, sloppy and wonderful. The Archers of Loaf were one such band.
When Jack and Nora get older, I’m totally going to make them do this.
Tom Waits is 58 years old today.
The Hold Steady playing Southtown Girls at The Stone Pony. Can it get much more rock and roll than that?
Scotty posted this link, I checked it out, and now I’m sharing it with you. Awesomeness from 1978. Enjoy.
In certain respects, it’s never been a better time to be an indie musician. But for an artist of Kristin’s stature, who is trying to support her three kids, two dogs and a husband, it can get pretty bleak at times. In a better world, she and her family should be relaxing at the Hersh family compound, cashing royalty checks, instead of “holed-up in a motel” outside of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, wondering if they’re going to be able to complete the rest of their tour.
It’s sad when an artist risks everything to bring a little light into the world, only to be discouraged by an indifferent public.
You might consider donating a little cash to help this family out and keep the tour alive. To do so, head over here and click on the tip jar link.