I just wanted to say, thanks for reading! All of you! Thank you...
This is mostly out of boredom, but perhaps it will wind up being insightful(?) - but, one last top ten list for the year - top ten interviews -
Prussia - thoughts on digitally releasing music
Bill Callahan (Smog) - the psychology of lyrics
Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannenberg of Pavement) - on the development of songwriters
Computer Perfection - on finding identity, as a group, as songwriters
The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre - on their sordid blog legacy and juvenile scene politics
Heavy Trash - on the shared sensibilities of punk and rockabilly - and what it once meant to be "punk"
Skygreen Leopards - on the rewards, for listener and artist, found, when "arty" or "experimental" artists try out straight "pop" styles
Lightning Love - part 1 - and part 2 - on security with perceived identity, popularity's pressure, and the kinship of band mates
City Center - on encompassing the un-encompass-able, through music - through all means necessary/available
The High Strung - on abandoning comfort zones, self-doubt, band unity and embracing risk