Hey there folks! I've been holed up in my north woods cabin for the past couple of weeks cooking up the next move for STWOF (and sipping on some of that Wild Turkey liquor).
The answer is . . . podcasting!
Once I figure out how to operate all of the bells and whistles, I'll start sending out a monthly(?) podcast of STWOF-style music. Each edition will be accompanied by a blog post discussing the theme and the high points of the selected tunes. The first podcast will be called "Alt-Country Before Alt-Country Was Cool: 21 Essential Twang Albums of the 1970's."
It could take me a little while to get back to civilization, so hang in there!
And keep buying records.
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UPDATE: A common criticism of the podcasting format is that you get stuck with a big wad of music when you really just want to cherry-pick one or two songs. Truth be told, that's one of the reasons I'm switching over to a podcast. I don't want this blog to be a free substitute for i-tunes. If you want a single track, listen to it on my podcast (I'll provide the times so you can easily find it), and then buy it! Actually pay money to an artist.
I realize that this change will probably make my blog less popular, but I really don't care. I'm doing this for fun, at my own expense. And I'm not going back to the old way. It's this or nothing. (Of course, if nobody listens then I guess I will care. So hopefully a few of you will stick around.)
Sorry, but I'm ornery today.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Posted by Paul at 6:08 PM