January 17, 2006

The Big Reveal

If you've spent any time here, you know I read a lot. You also know that I'm a musician and I listen to (and buy) a lot of music. From time to time, I geek-out on your asses with a long summary of all the stuff I've read in a particular month or a review of some album I've been digging. I don't plan to stop anytime soon. Worse, I've developed a whole site for it.


Swing by every once in a while - I'll post new reviews of books as I finish them and albums as I encounter them. You'll probably see some familiar entries too - I've updated some older reviews originally posted here.

So, what are you waiting for? I brand-spankin' new review is up and it's a band you won't want to miss. Here's a tease...

blowup.fake.jpgThere's some underlying assumption that indie bands are lo-fi, technically weak, shoe-gazers. From the sound of some bands, you'd think the members drew their instrument assignments out of a hat, practiced for a good 15 minutes, then recorded their debut album in one take. It's not a bad thing (although sometimes, it really, really is) but sometimes that's not what I want to hear. Sometimes I want some of my faith in musicianship, in originality bolstered. Enter Blow Up Hollywood and their album Fake.
Now, go, read the rest... Posted by Chris at January 17, 2006 7:31 AM

Most excellent. I'm actually glad you did that. Now when I want to listen to something new, or grab a read, I can just go check out that blog.

Posted by: Angelia at January 17, 2006 7:28 AM

yay, cool new site! Will definetly read on a regular basis. I've often followed your musical selections for my ipod and you've not steered me wrong yet!

Posted by: wn at January 17, 2006 7:30 AM

Whoa! Congrats!

Posted by: jen at January 17, 2006 7:32 AM

well now, doesnt that just rock? ;o)

Posted by: Tricia at January 17, 2006 8:27 AM

dude with all that kind of time... I am going to start asking more questions of you :)

Posted by: stinkerbell at January 17, 2006 9:05 AM

nice. good stuff. :)

Posted by: suze at January 17, 2006 9:07 AM

Sweet! i am so going to visit regularly... musically and literarily (is that a word?) you are the person i want to be.

Posted by: monique at January 17, 2006 9:10 AM

In a word ... awesome!

Posted by: Mike at January 17, 2006 9:18 AM

cool! congrats!

Posted by: laura at January 17, 2006 9:48 AM

Dude, you are PROLIFIC. I don't know how you find the time.

Posted by: Fraulein N at January 17, 2006 10:32 AM

Wow you did a really good job me and my sister were discussing you and your reviews last night she went through them to find some new albums to buy!!

Posted by: Sunshine at January 17, 2006 11:29 AM

oh sure, i bet you just had all this extra time on your hands for stuff like this.

show off. ;)

Posted by: jodi at January 17, 2006 11:33 AM

You ROCK!!!

Posted by: ava at January 17, 2006 11:41 AM

Sweet! Great idea!

Posted by: mom on a wire at January 17, 2006 11:58 AM

That is awesome! :)

Posted by: Just Me1issa at January 17, 2006 12:12 PM

Very cool! I don't think you can ever have too many blogs... :) And it's good for me because then I can procrastinate at work!

Posted by: Kitty at January 17, 2006 12:55 PM

i have a bunch of those types of blogs. All abandoned, of course... i think i like reading reviews more than writing them.

also... that header reminds me of that JBL speakers ad with pete townshend. i like it :)

Posted by: Denise at January 17, 2006 2:14 PM

very nice! i'll be checking this out often. i just bought three books you reviewed and i'm anxious for them to get here!

Posted by: b at January 17, 2006 2:56 PM

Aw geeze, why did you pick today to unveil??? I have responsibilities elsewhere. :-P Do you mind if I put a link on my site???

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at January 17, 2006 4:44 PM


Posted by: Stephanie at January 17, 2006 10:14 PM

So multi-talented! :)

Posted by: Zandria at January 18, 2006 12:07 AM

ah. very cool beans. i love reading and i love reading about reading so a whole site for just your book reviews is something iŽll definitely be checking out!

Posted by: patricia at January 19, 2006 2:59 PM