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 07:31 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 07:28 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 07:30 AM

Whoa! Congrats!

Posted by: jen at January 17, 2006 07:32 AM

well now, doesnt that just rock? ;o)

Posted by: Tricia at January 17, 2006 08:27 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 09:05 AM

nice. good stuff. :)

Posted by: suze at January 17, 2006 09:07 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 09:10 AM

In a word ... awesome!

Posted by: Mike at January 17, 2006 09:18 AM

cool! congrats!

Posted by: laura at January 17, 2006 09:48 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 02:14 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 02:56 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 04:44 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 02:59 PM