More SXSW 2010: I’ve previously mentioned that Edgar Heckmann, label chief of Germany’s Blue Rose Records, produces one of my favorite daily SXSW blogs, complete with pictures and video clips. The only drawback was Edgar’s blog has been that it was written in German. But due to popular demand, Edgar has begun translating his blog into English! So now you can get to see Edgar’s view of SXSW without resorting to your German-English dictionary. The first installment is right here, and there’s more to come.
In my SXSW daily recaps, I mentioned running into high school classmate and music writer Billy Altman. You can read Billy’s take on his SXSW highlights by checking out his column in the L.A. Daily news here.
In the studio: It’s been five years since Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 went into the studio and cranked out an album. Not that Steve has been resting on his laurels during that time; he’s just be writing and recording other things. But I’m happy to pass on the news that Steve and band mates Jason Victor, Dave DeCastro and Linda Pitmon are now ensconced in a studio in Richmond, Virginia working on the follow up to 2005’s …tick…tick…tick. With any luck, the new record should be out by the end of 2010.
Try to appreciate music, all music, without respect for denominations or hardline schools of thought. Do your homework. Don’t let the hipsters and the know-it-alls bully you. Your flaws are yours alone — revel in them. Enjoy esoteric chords.