Friday Link Session

It’s about that time: Bands, if you can’t – or don’t want to – make it to SXSW this year, start getting your submissions ready for the third annual CXCW (Couch by Couchwest), March 10-16. Find submission details here. If you’ll be in the Cleveland area on June 22 and would like to move from the couch to someone’s porch, the 5th annual Larchmere PorchFest is accepting submissions until May 1. Wonderful CXCW alumnus Daniel Knox is playing a residency at the Hideout in Chicago, IL. For a highly interesting read, check out his pre-residency interview with Spacehog – yes, the “In the Meantime” band – are preparing to release their first new album in twelve years, As It Is On Earth. They have a fundraiser project for the album, with part of the proceeds going to the David Lynch Foundation. On February 7, Patti Smith received the Katharine Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr College. The medal “recognizes women whose lives, work and contributions embody the intelligence, drive and independence” of the great feminist actress. Roots artist Frank Fairfield is selling off some of his record collection on eBay. As you can imagine, there are some unique and fascinating … Continue reading

Video: Valentine’s Day Grab Bag

Because we’ve all got that one, you know the one I mean: it never works but you always want to think it will. And they always know exactly when to call.   Sometimes it goes so, so well, for a while:   Other times, you end up going all the way down the rabbit hole:   When it finally crashes and burns, you have to remember, you are still a rock star, with rock moves:   Though not everyone is so into all that DRAMA.   Though, okay, maybe a LITTLE bit of drama is fine:   Just enough to get your pulse going:   And maybe lead to shenanigans in public:   Especially if it ends  happily ever after:   Because against all odds and in defiance of experience and good sense, I do believe in a thing called love: