springtime can kill you
The lovely Jolie Holland is playing tonight here in town, along with (the even lovelier?) Bosque Brown. Great bill, perfect venue, highly recommended, etc. Why was the newest Jolie Holland record so overlooked by most people (myself included) in blog-land? It's totally worth a second listen:
Jolie Holland Crazy Dreams
Jolie Holland Springtime Can Kill You
p.s. I'd like to thank the eight or so anonymous commenters who were so genuinely concerned about my recent trip to L.A. I can assure you there was no selling out going on, as that would imply that I am obligated to give something in return. For anyone that knows me, it's obvious that would never happen. Full disclosure after the jump, you nosy bastards...
I got to meet Lady Sov at the Zune Party. I'm a total sellout (photo)
So, Microsoft flew me (along with a few other bloggers) out to L.A. for the Zune launch party. The sole reason we were involved at all was that the Microsoft dudes wanted our input. We are/were under NO obligation to mention the damn thing at all here on our stupid little blogs. I told them my honest opinion about the player, and that I wouldn't be buying one or recommending that my readers buy one. Hopefully they'll go back to the drawing board and work out the obvious kinks that have already been pointed out in real journalistic outlets like the New York Times and Forbes. If you snarky little anonymous kids think I'd ever allow anything other than my own taste to dictate the content on my site, you're sorely mistaken. To be completely honest, I spent maybe an hour of my four day trip talking about the Zune. The rest was spent hanging with my friends, wandering in awe around Amoeba, and eating at In-n-Out. If the handful of you that care still have any unanswered questions, feel free to email me anytime before jumping to conclusions.