Oh yeah, and I’m writing for The Singles Jukebox
Over here, under the name “Sonya Nicholson” (not my real name), because they accepted my application, for whatever bizarre reasons of their own. ^^
Am still finding my feet over there - I want to write shorter, more honest blurbs. Less running through all the details of the production, more “I like these dudes because they are old, poor, and there are only two of them in the band, and yet they are still doing this”; less reaching for easy cliches, more “I like this because the vocals and production are built around each other.” And, definitely, no more endless lists of influences. ^^
SXSW was awesome, by the way. I saw:
The Welcome, from Chicago;
Dessa, from Minneapolis (twice!);
LuxDeluxe, from North Hampton, MA;
Lianne La Havas, from London;
Young Dreams, from Norway;
Killer Mike, from Atlanta;
Tenia Sanders, from Mississippi;
Eldren, from Denver (and bought their CD but it’s v. v. questionable);
Ivan and Alyosha, from Seattle;
the TonTons, from Houston;
Alpine, from Australia; and
the Brooklyn Vegan showcase ft. Giraffage, Underachievers, Brooke Candy, XXYYXX, Zebra Katz and Njena Reddd Foxxx, whom everyone neglects to mention even though the best thing about this act is that it’s a duet!
Plus others, but these were the most memorable, I think. Well, and this band called After Man Dust Remains or Nothing Remains After Man or something similarly impossible to look up. I dunno if they’d be good on record, but they were very entertaining live. Of the “what you can’t hide, comically over-act” school of thought.
Also I drank… a lot. More than I usually do, at any rate. Heh. Anyway, I had fun!! Weather was awesome as well. It actually… snowed, >___>, the day we flew back to New Jersey, but at least I was in the sun while it was available. Feeling much better and more positive about everything. Am semi-seriously considering moving to TX, permanently.
Also just found out that a friend from school played a couple of pretty well-received shows! Wild. We were, like, BFFs in preschool. Would have been nice to have caught him out there, ah well, maybe next time.