why you don’t want to go to a festival with a photographer

Music festivals are awesome. But as music festival season comes upon us, I have realized: if you like music, you probably don’t want to go to a music festival with a working photographer, because going to a music festival with a working photographer is no fun. There’s some festivals that are exceptions — like Hopscotch,…

quote: frank turner kicks your ass

Work hard and be your own harshest critic. — Frank Turner I’m really excellent at the second one, and not always in a good way. But I’m working on it.

album review: lydia loveless – somewhere else

If Lydia Loveless’s 2011 Indestructible Machine was a 38 minute punch of broken hearted and bitter but not down or out cowpunk, 2013’s Somewhere Else starts with a blast of guitars that can’t be mistaken for anything but rock and roll. “Really Wanna See You” has a typical Loveless theme: an ex who broke her…

tv: BOSCH

I don’t talk much about TV on here, because frankly no one but my friend Amy wants to hear my feelings about how Nick Burkhardt on Grimm is a moron (and I’m continually about six episodes behind in Justified), but I’ve just watched the Amazon Prime pilot of BOSCH — based loosely on City of…

concert: texoma @ motorco music hall

The Cowboy is playing in yet another band, and as he and I had a bit of business to settle yesterday, I headed over to Durham to check out Texoma, the latest project fronted by Zach Terry, late of various Triangle projects like the Whiskey Smugglers and Gambling the Muse. Despite being only a few…

book review: a whole new ballgame – caryn rose

Last Saturday I was sitting at Trav’s dining room table, eating scrambled eggs and bacon, and talking about — something. Something that was in all likelihood not related to baseball at all. Definitely not this book. Something that prompted me to say, “Hold on, I need to see who’s on the Astros’ top ten prospects,”…