Is this Blog Dead? BAH! I say!
I was musing over the status and future of this space yesterday, wondering if it was finally time to head into the ole electrical closet and throw the Big Switch. Like a belly-up goldfish circling in its own urea, this site has become a shameful reminder that I'm just as fallible as my anonymous commentors. I still get some great one's from Fall Out Boy fans from time to time, and that warms my heart.
But give in, I shall not. It's a different world we are living in today. To forsake it now, after 2.5 years, would mean it wouldn't ever be the same. I make no apologies. There's few things more lame than a blogger blogging about not blogging. And yet here we are. Because it's really the only thing that there is to say.
I've outlived Stylus. I don't have to think about *my* year end list for 5 whole weeks. I've also outlived Robert Goulet. This drink's for you Mr. Goulet.
I'll begin with my latest failure: CMJ 2007. The winner of CMJ was Bon Iver. It may have been a close call, but the very first official CMJ set I caught was also the best. This is no statement on the rest of the week’s talent -or maybe it is- but Bon Iver stood out among the rest. I wasn’t alone in my sentiments. Big thanks to Brooklyn Vegan who hosted both and only of his CMJ shows. If you had the misfortune to miss them this time around, he'll be back soon.
Bon Iver – Skinny Love (mp3)
Bon Iver- For Emma (mp3)
You can stream the entire album here. It'll get re-released early next year I think, but it'll still make my list of top albums of 2007. They (or rather "he" since he'll be solo this time) return to open up for the always wonderful Elvis Perkins in Dearland on Friday December 7th. Tickets are available here.
So there's that. It's a start.