Where does the time go? It seems that we’re just getting used to signing things with an 06 date and now 07 is creeping up upon us. I’ve already been fretting over my top 10 lists (even as I still discover treasures from earlier in the year). I’m trying to draw up a list of resolutions now, but coming up blank. As I did on my other blog, I’d at least like to thank you for taking the time to read my entries here- I try to make it worth your time. Also on my other blog, I have a lil tribute to the passing of the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.
Some time in the next two weeks, I’ll have my listing of best music journalism of ‘06 at the rockcritics.com site as well as a new issue of Perfect Sound Forever at the end of January. I also hope to start up work again on the New York Music commission early next month as well as the world-wide music journalism project (covering countries outside the US and UK). Finally, I made the decision to cut out my reissue work, at least for now. I enjoyed doing the Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Essential Logic, DNA and Oh OK reissues but it takes a lot of time and energy out of you to do these things and I’d rather spend more time on writing and editing (there’s plenty of good labels and producers out there doing the work now anyway and I’ll probably advise other projects).
So bye bye until ‘07. Hope you have a good holiday and if the yuletime music is still driving you crazy, I have some tips here to keep you (in)sane.
// Notes from the Road
"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.READ the article