Saturday, May 19, 2007


yesterday I had my first foray into the role of art director at my super-crazy-awesome photo shoot for attractive eighties women - who i still find myself calling awesome eighties women. not that they aren't attractive, but their awesomeness transcends any other adjective in the dictionary. keep a look out on their web page for all the hilarious shots from the cereal isle at kroger. i'll have some up soon myself.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

guilty pleasures, indie-rock style

hipsters the concretes and jim o'rourke covering take that and the spice girls? am i in heaven? thanks to the good people at engine room recordings, i will be. out august 28, the album entitled guilt by association will see all sorts of indie kids rocking out to that love that dare not speak its name: the cheesy pop track. from paula abdul to journey, shania twain to cher. the full tracklisting is below:

1. Petra Haden: "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey)
2. Devendra Banhart: "Don't Look Back In Anger" (Oasis)
3. Mark Mulcahy: "From This Moment On" (Shania Twain)
4. Luna: "Straight Up" (Paula Abdul)
5. The Concretes: "Back For Good" (Take That)
6. Jim O'Rourke: "Viva Forever" (Spice Girls)
7. Goat: "Sugar We're Going Down" (Fall Out Boy)
8. Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" "Can't Take That Away" (Mariah Carey)
9. Woody Jackson Orchestra featuring Money Mark: Love's Theme (Love Unlimited Orchestra)
10. Porter Block: "Breaking Free" (High School Musical)
11. Mooney Suzuki: "Just Like Jesse James" (Cher)
12. Geoff Farina: "Two Tickets To Paradise" (Eddie Money)
13. Casey Shea: "Chop Suey" (System of a Down)
14. Superchunk: "Say My Name" (Destiny's Child)
15. Mike Watt: "Burning For You" (Blue Oyster Cult)

See for more details.

Monday, May 7, 2007

tomorrow never knows

it's been a minute since i've had a full-time job. yet at long last salvation has come: starting tomorrow i'll be editor at that brilliant regional rag for musician types, southeast performer. and i have to say, with all the freedoms i've appreciated whilst freelancing - the writing in pajamas, the sleeping in, the multi-tasking with house duties, the chatting with our menagerie of animals (4 in all) - i won't miss it an ounce.

waiting on checks that never come on time, not hearing back from pitches, having nothing to do one day and three articles due the next - nope, i'm done and done.

so hopefully this blog will be able to showcase some of my fave local and regional acts, as well as serving as somewhere for me to kvetch about the plethora of things which piss me off... and the list is growing. top of the list today: bass rattling my windows. just not needed mate. i like a good booty shaking as much as the next girl who probably has more rhythm than me, but unless that car is parked inside my living room, turn your bloody stereo down!

'nuff for today. i'm off to cook some dinner.