Shameful. Painful. Terrible. I’m glad that I was mostly off of Twitter and Facebook for Thursday while my corner of the Internet reacted. I’m done with him. I’ll forgive him eventually, but there’s nothing that says that I have to maintain a relationship with him. Call me what you will for the public unfollow: I will not care.
I consider Derek Webb to be a friend. Back when you needed things like fan sites, Bryan and I ran derekwebb.net to help him disseminate information. Now in the Twitter era, musicians don’t need people like me to get the word out. In a disintermediated world, I am the middle man that’s been cut out.… Continue reading #UNBLOKME
In one form or another, I’ve had an eye towards preserving my CD collection long term since 2003. ((Why am I writing this update? I referenced something the other day that referenced the original post. Holy nine years, Batman.)) Back then, my process was pretty complicated; now, it’s fairly simple. The principle is pretty simple:… Continue reading The Great CD Preservation Project, c. 2012
I didn’t procure many albums this year, given my un(der)employment. Most of what I got was purchased when I was working a little or far more often when people bought stuff for me and/or gave me Amazon gift certificates. ((You know who you are. Thank you.)) Still, I don’t have a ton of new music… Continue reading My Two Favorite Albums of 2011
Derek Webb’s NoiseTrade service provides value to listeners and musicians alike by creating an exchange market of music for demographic information. The main failure in the market as it stands is findability inside the marketplace. In this post, I suggest ways for that inefficiency to be resolved.
[blackbirdpie id=”89907368443392000″] Accompanied vocal music is about three things: the lyrics to be sung, the voice and intonation of the singer, and the instrumental music that accompanies the singer. At its best, the three elements are integrated into a taut line tying the spear that pierces your heart to the songwriter. Even when you have… Continue reading Josh Garrels – Love & War & the Sea in Between
I don’t think that it’s any secret that I love Andrew Osenga‘s music. If you can get me in a conversation about music that gets past why I think Radiohead and Wilco are awesome, I’m generally going to tell you about this Andy guy. He writes things from the heart that also cut to the… Continue reading Andrew Osenga – Leonard the Lonely Astronaut
Five years ago, I wrote about my iTunes Smart Playlists set. Since then, more than a few changes have happened to iTunes, including Genius playlists and the renaming of Party Shuffle to iTunes DJ. Amazingly, I’m still largely using the setup I had five years ago. Here’s what I have feeding everything: I found the… Continue reading My iTunes Smart Playlists, c. 2011
So Jennifer Knapp is gay. Okay. No big deal to me. I’m still ambivalent on the whole “homosexuality is a sin” thing. That’s true: I go back and forth on it most every time I think about it. What this fact doesn’t change for me is my respect for Jen and her music. I loved… Continue reading Why I Built ISupportJenniferKnapp.com
Okay, so obviously I’m back to listening to music more earnestly. [I would argue that this is a beneficial result of not being so damn depressed.] Would you like me to review the stuff I’m listening to? I used to do that back in the week-by-week format, but I found that format rather unwieldy and… Continue reading On Musiclogging and Reviewing