Monday, December 19, 2016
ROUTES & BRANCHES
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December 17, 2016
Scott Foley, purveyor of dust
With my short musical attention span, I'm like an annoying spoiled kid at Christmas. I'm never satisfied with what I have. I'm always looking for the next wrapped present under the tree. While I seek treatment, let's take a look at some of the Bigger Things on the horizon for Our Kind of Music:
NME, which also features a curious "interview" with YouTube sensation Lil' Bub ... (PaxAm, Feb 17)
Garden & Gun finds Farrar mentioning a possible reissue treatment for some Uncle Tupelo as well. In all honesty, it wouldn't be too hard at this point to pull the old band back together, would it? (Transmit Sound, Feb 17)
YouTube channel (promise that Lil' Bub is nowhere to be seen). (BoH, Jan 13)
I could go on. I could also include bits on 2017 stuff from lesser figures like Michael Chapman, Chuck Prophet, Sadies, Scott H Biram and people called Leif Vollebekk and Mark Porkchop Holder (my father told me to always trust a man named after a fatty meat). But here's hoping that the above will be enough to keep your motor runnin' during the cold and unforgiving months of Winter.
My tentative resolution for 2017 is to make something more of this sorry little space on the nets. Dunno if that means podcasting, increased original content or just setting the damn thing on fire and selling the ashes. For today, it's a rock in my shoe, a sharp poke I can't ignore. Please won't you share my poke with friends and family during this holiday season.
Next week: My favorite records of 2016! Pretty sure ...
Look what I did: