This blog is in semi-hiatus. This means that I blog occasionally and that I don’t spend much time reading emails or writing up every musical thought I have. I am no longer in San Francisco; I live in Boston these days. You can still email me, but unfortunately there’s a pretty good likelihood I won’t read it. Thanks for your time.
Did you read that? If yes, read on. If no, read the above.
Hi. I’m Adrian.
You can contact me. Tell me about concerts or bands or whatever.
My email is this:
picker @/ [at] ipickmynose . / [dot] com
Just mash that all together. You can figure that out, right?
[For technical problems with the site, please direct them to tech@. That helps me keep track of things better.]
I love getting CDs but you shouldn’t waste your money if I’m not going to like it. The best thing to do is to email me a place where I can listen to your tunes online. If a CD is available, tell me in the email and I’ll hit you back with my address if I like your stuff.
Got a favorite band that you think I’ll like? Know of a great concert coming up? Got a beef with something I said? Hit me up.
for publicists/ labels:
I’d appreciate you asking me before you add me to your mailing list. It’s just a courtesy that I’d appreciate.
I tend to like the following sorts of music. If your label/ roster deals with styles outside them, there’s a reasonably likelihood that they won’t be of interest to me:
- indie rock (not dancey)
- indie pop
- acousticy indie folk/ alt-country sort of stuff
- post rock
- soul/ early r&b sound
- oldies/ girl group sounds
- old-timey/ field recordings
- world (African, Celtic and Indian being my primary interests there)
If you tend to send me stuff I like, I’ll be more likely to read your emails. If you tend to send me stuff I don’t like, there’s a higher likelihood that I give other things a priority.
A few notes for everyone:
- Just be honest. I like being flattered, of course, but it’s not always difficult to tell if someone just found my site and then he emails me saying he’s a loyal reader. There’s no reason to lie, you know? Another common lie: “I just heard about this great band” when, in fact, you are in the band.
- Responses: I do love getting emails and mail, especially personal emails from readers and bands. I try to respond to personal emails but sometimes with the volume of email I’ve been getting I am not able to always do that. I do appreciate you writing in though.
A personal note from you will be much more likely to get a personal note in return.
Thanks for reading this far.