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My SXSW 2014 band picks

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Y’all. Twenty minutes ago I finished going through 4,489 songs by ~2,200 bands that are playing SXSW 2014. That’s 285 hours, or 12 days of continuous music (I started listening in January). Of those 2,200 bands, I listened all the way through at least one song of 1,000 of ’em. Of all those, these are […]

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Dear Oneida,

Friday, April 1st, 2011

You are my favorite live band. I saw you play twice in Winston-Salem North Carolina, and those shows were unforgettable. Then I moved to Denver, where I’ve lived for almost five years. I haven’t seen you play in five years. Will you come to Denver? Sincerely, Joe Dear non-Oneida people reading this letter: Please click […]

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The impromptu Avett Brothers haiku ticket contest I launched on craigslist

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I had a ticket to Wednesday’s Avett Brothers show at the Boulder Theater. I couldn’t go, and so I went to craigslist to sell the ticket. I didn’t want to sell it to the first person to email me … that’s boring. So I wrote this in the post: “If you want the ticket, send […]

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Yesterday two bands I love released new albums: The Dutchess & The Duke with their second album, Sunset / Sunrise, and the Black Heart Procession with their sixth album, Six. It’s too bad the BHP isn’t playing Colorado on their tour, but hey, Dutchess and the Duke are. Yup. Also, hey, you can listen to […]

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Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon,

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

bacon. I’ve been using that word a lot this week. This month. Yeah, really, this year. This week the new band I’m in, The Bacon Lobby, released our first song and music video. It’s called Bacon Man, and it’s about Obama. Sometimes we call it Obama Bacon Man. It goes “O–bama bacon man, make it […]

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Okkervil River’s got a new album coming out soon… here’s a link to their first single from it.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It’s 2008, and I don’t love Okkervil River in the way I loved them five years ago. But, still, this band. When I first read their lyrics, posted in plain text, I went from infatuation to love. Their words look like stories, not like songs crafted to fit some sort of A A B A […]

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Hey, weekend: the Post’s Underground Music Showcase (translate: awesome local bands)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Last year I went to my first DPUMS (Denver Post Underground Music Showcase). Had a great time and saw tons of music I wouldn’t have otherwise seen. It’s a browser’s market — with so many venues so close together you can keep walking until you find something you like. Okay, sure, this may look like […]

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New bits on the sidebar of this blog

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I just added a bunch of stuff on the sidebar — links and things to the other places I inhabit on these internets. Here’s a rundown: Twitter Updates I’ve been listening to My LinkedIn profile

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Danny Federici, Bruce Springsteen, and Born in the USA

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

My friend JJ got me a book a couple months age — it’s the 33 1/3 “How-This-Record-Came-Into-Existence” series’ book on Born in the USA. Bruce Springsteen and I go back — I was eight years old, with my mom and my sister in a K-Mart, and we were in the music section. My mom gave […]

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Four things a disc jockey could be thinking if nobody’s dancing at the party that they’re spinning at:

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

New Year’s Eve I witnissed a dj spin to a crowd of 50 people, and zero dancers. Not just zero for a song or two, but zero for most every song. I like putting myself in my enemy’s head, so here’s a list of the four things I came up with that dj could have […]

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