Oh, I've been neglecting this space, I know. Nothing earth-shattering to report, to be sure, but a few notes of interest:
- Watching the snow fall outside here, I can't help but think about how much I'd rather be in Silver Lake tonight, watching a killer trio of sets from Castledoor, the Deadly Syndrome and the Airborne Toxic Event, as the latter finishes out its monthlong residency there. Amazingly (and deservedly), the Airborne Toxic Event's "Sometime Around Midnight" is now the No. 2 most-requested song on L.A.'s KROQ. They're unsigned. That's outstanding. Listen, if you haven't.
- Speaking of exciting music, this'll be the first time in six years I will pass on the desert party that is Coachella. I'll miss the sunsets and the scene, and the midnight pool parties, but I won't miss this year's headliners. I think it's a good year to make my first visit to South by Southwest, don't you? Won't you come join me?
- Camel is encouraging me to quit smoking, by discontinuing my beloved Turkish Jades. Boo. Boo, Camel!
- No hard news yet on the job front, but some things are cooking, and in all likelihood, I'll be relocating from these Northern California parts sooner rather than later. Stay tuned.