Posts Tagged ‘music’

I always look forward to writing year-end reviews and round-ups. And then I always sit down to do them and they always take significantly more time and energy than I am prepared to spend writing them. At any rate, and without further ado, let’s see how 2009 stacked up. You Can’t Even Begin to Know […]

It’s been one of those days where I feel like, if Nashville was a person, I’d be in love with him. The sun is out, it’s cold enough to see my breath in the air, and getting my Christmas shopping done feels like fun. Bookman/Bookwoman was toasty warm and I found a leather-bound, Oxford University […]

My love for Grimey’s New and Preloved Music knows no bounds. In the midst of the Great Broken Car Saga of last week, I wandered in the record store on 8th Ave South to attempt some music therapy. I left with The Weakerthans’ Reunion Tour LP and The Decemberists’ The Crane Wife LP, which, for […]

Yesterday wrapped up my photographic trip down the musical alphabet, so I thought in honor of that, I’d post a few of my favorites from the A – Z set. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by how some of these turned out, and I imagine I’ll be incorporating other projects like this […]

Look at THIS! By chance, I happened to stumble upon that announcement this morning. I thought seeing Marah twice in a week was enough to sustain me for the rest of my life. But here they are, after last year’s failed tour, showing up in my life three times this year. I have been waffling […]

Last night’s rainstorm saw me sludging off downtown to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, former home of the Grande Ole Opry. Having long since given up on hosting the Opry, the Ryman now boasts live acts that run the gamut from Marty Stewart’s annual country jam session, to stand ups like Cedric the Entertainer, to Elvis […]

LOTS of shake-ups in the publishing world of late. Simon & Schuster reporting a 3% decline in last year’s profits, HarperCollins closing Collins and handing out lay-offs left and right, the senior VP of merchandising at Baker and Taylor killed in Continental’s ill-fated Newark-Buffalo flight, and a little closer to home, Source Interlink has “taken […]