Music Power

I’ve been burn­ing up Immor­tal Tech­nique late­ly; dig­ging through a bunch of cov­ers by of Mon­tre­al, Down­load­ing the thou­sands of songs in the SXSW music tor­rents, the online-only release Over the Counter Cul­ture by Tim Fite [who was in my 2006 Best of CD] and this elec­tron­i­ca release by Fake Cor­po­ra­tion of Amer­i­ca: You Are Not Dead, A Guide to Mod­ern Liv­ing.

I’m look­ing for­ward to upcom­ing shows in the Cleve­land area by O’Death, and Cadence Weapon [and the chance to pick up his newest release, After­par­ty Babies. He was on my 2007 Best of CD]. I’m also eager­ly await­ing the Lot­tery League show at the Beach­land this April.

In music lust land, I’m real­ly want­i­ng to dish out some seri­ous bucks for the spe­cial pack­ages offered at the STOP SMILING store; most notably the Music Lovers Pack­age, the Jazz Lovers Care Pack­age and the Hip Hop Pack­age. I’m also lust­ing after their Two Super­fan Sub­scrip­tion BOGO offer they’ve got going; I just don’t know who to get to split the tick­et with me. It is such a great mag­a­zine. I’ve already ordered The Scar­ring Par­ty’s newest release Come Into the Light; they might be com­ing to Cleve­land in June so I hope they aren’t play­ing the night Deb­bie goes into labor. I missed the Divi­sion of Planes show last June because I was in Cana­da.

I talked with Rafeeq ages ago about start­ing a music site for Cleve­land musi­cians, and I’m get­ting eager to put some­thing like that togeth­er. I haven’t talked to him about it in so long, and it was his idea in the first place, so I don’t want to take off and give it a shot with­out his bless­ing. I have about n + 1 ideas for it, but I’d real­ly need his net­work­ing and per­sua­sion abil­i­ties to get oth­er con­trib­u­tors going for it.