Remember that time I pretended I filled out my taxes with my occupation as “Rocker (I rock out)”? Woo. Good times
It’s your 9th most favorite blog’s 2 year anniversary since a post about some record stores. Not a lot of reason for celebration, but if you’ll indulge me on a brief look back, I’d appreciate it.
I didn’t know what I was getting into two years ago. I set out to write the blog I wanted to read. Sometimes I succeed at that; sometimes I don’t and I try to improve.
While 50 states in 50 songs may have received the most hits and attention and the post about MF Doom being a fake at a local show got a lot of comments, I think Train Tracks: a Personal Essay on a Train Trip Across America, a post mixing a train trip journal and train songs, may be my favorite.
My favorite post title was Holy shitballs that’s a beautiful song: Jenda Wight’s Luxury of Time. It was also one of the first times I felt like I was introducing a song that no one else was talking about.
Here are some of my other favorite posts:
- the covers loop mix
- top 10 3/4 songs (and songs in related compound meters)
- My essay about In the Aeroplane over the Sea turning 10 year old
- Hanging out at Tiny Telephone and taking photos with John Vanderslice and Or, the Whale
- Giving a boost to local bands with my Local and I’m Listening series. I’ve gotten feedback from a lot of people that I’ve introduced to Or, the Whale. I also particularly like the Lightning Bug Situation and Two Sheds posts.
- Interviews with John Vanderslice, the Morning Benders and the Apples in Stereo.
- I like some of my silly posts.
There are a few things I’m proud of that aren’t posts per-se:
- I’ve been pretty happy to have some great bands on the radio for Live at KZSU/ ipickmynose sessions, such as:
- I presented two of the best local band line-ups that I can remember. They were both great concerts and good times.
- My Blackdrop Portrait series. You can see all of them on my flickr page
Elvis Perkins by ipickmynose
I’ve had all sorts of comments, here. My first comment from someone I didn’t know was an offer to crash at her house for the Pitchfork Fest. But I’ve gotten all sorts. I try not to let the complimentary ones go to my head and I try to learn from the negative and caustic ones. I like the ones that provoke thoughtful discussion and some are just interesting while not really being about the post. Some are probably spam but I leave them because I can’t understand Chinese. Okay, maybe that’s just one comment.
Anyway, thanks for reading this and my blog in general.