YES! Independent artists, musicians, writers, bloggers, business owners, freelance workers…
What three Jason Molina songs should Ninebullets play on this Saturday’s radio show?
(Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. died, for those who may not have heard.)
Let us know.
Songs: Ohia, “Farewell Transmission”
Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. died. This makes me sad. R.I.P., Molina.
Michelle here. Seems appropriate for a gal who created a coupla fan sites based on the old-fashioned fan letter writing concept to pass this along:
Message me your address, if you like. Starts in February! :)
I have a simple challenge for you.
- In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
- Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.
All you are committing to is to mail 23 items. Why 23? There are four Sundays and one US holiday. In fact, you might send more than 23 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month.
Write love letters, thank yous, or simply notes to say that you miss an old friend. Let yourself step away from the urgency of modern life and write for an audience of one. You might enjoy going to the mail box again.
Thank you, April Fecca at Now This Sound Is Brave (NTSIB), for bringing this awesome challenge to my attention!
Happy birthday to one of my all-time favorite people and artists, Dolly Parton!
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
Looking specifically for people who write about music who have their own online presence, like a Tumblr, Blogger, Blogspot, TypePad, Wordpress, etc., not an official music web site or anything.
Asking for a friend. Send me a message in the DBN Ask Box, Submissions link, or Fan Mail with link(s).
Seriously, though, it’s not for DBN, but I do have reasons.
Please re-blog. :)
I am re-blogging this from one of my other music blogs, because I can. ~ Michelle
Happy Birthday, Tom Waits! <3
I first heard about Matt Woods when I saw Austin Lucas perform at The Well in Knoxville, TN (Woods’ stompin’ grounds) last February. With nothing but a recommendation from Lucas (just do whatever he says, okay?), I picked up a copy of Woods’ latest album, Manifesto, while I was there. Being a huge fan of independent and alternate country, I fell in love at first listen. If you like solid songwriting and authentic country influence, I think you will, too.
I was able to talk to Woods before his last show of a three month national tour at the V Club in Huntington, WV, a venue in which he’s been performing for years. (Go there. They have an indoor and outdoor bar, a mini-arcade, friendly staff, reasonably priced drinks, and pool tables. Did I mention they have a mini-arcade?) I was stoked to not only witness his dynamic stage presence but also to learn about his love of vinyl, his upcoming studio time, and a new album in the works.
Matt Woods, “Port St. Lucie”
I can’t stop listening to this song.