Favorite albums of the year post!!
Spent the day driving around L.A. with Common. I also shared a prayer circle with him. We wasted half the interview, though, being all homesick about Chicago.
In the spirit of giving . . .
There are 273 songs in my iTunes playlist labeled “2011.” That’s a running tally of my favorite songs of the year. I’ve narrowed that down to 18 — maybe 19, depending on some last-minute changes — for the year-end mix-CD. I considered putting the playlist on Spotify or SoundCloud, but I’m a stickler for tradition and the songs that made the final cut are...
Band of the year.
Lydia Loveless’ “More Like...
Three chords and the nudes
Back in April, I met three friends of mine who work at a local independent label for dinner. I was late, and when I arrived there was already a somewhat heated discussion taking place. “I cannot believe we bought ads on that site,” said the person essentially in charge of that label’s touring department. The natural follow-up was to ask what site and why. “You...