I love this photo from the Washington Post story on a concept that I can’t believe wasn’t stolen from an ’80s breakdancing movie: the Rap-a-Gram: "Carolyn? I’m gonna deliver a Rap-A-Gram for you," … "According to Mr. R’s rap, their date: ‘Was real, wit’ no pretending / Y’all met about a week and a half ago at Happy Endings / Then after that, a night he won’t forget / When y’all went to his house and watched The Bachelorette.’ "

News on the Low-Power FM Front

According to this AP story, the FCC has released a report (6-page .pdf) to congress stating that low-power FM stations "do not pose a significant risk of causing interference to existing full-service FM stations" and is urging Congress to lift limitations on the number of neighborhood broadcast licenses. Keep an eye out for the fine Future of Music Coalition to say something intelligent about this soon. Continue reading  

Can’t be sure of what I want anymore…

Yes! A new Sunday’s fan page with videos (including two of "Can’t Be Sure"!) and an entire 1997 concert (yes, they still played all the great early stuff). Somewhat relatedly, a super nice person on the Innocence Mission mailing list sent me two CDs full of live recordings and assorted stuff. I’m not really a fan of their work before "Glow" (when they apparently discovered the Sundays!), but everything after, especially "Birds of Our Neighborhood", is lovely stuff with some of my favorite lyrics.

I’ve been pretty quiet here lately, just playing basketball as often as I can, starting work on the French Horns recordings and planning a new website to publish my web design articles (I suppose similar to A List Apart, but less magazine-article-like) so I can get them off of mrclay.org and make its focus more on music and writing.

Speaking of the French Horns, we have a show March 12th (Friday) at Common Grounds with Tracy Shedd and Nervous System. Hopefully, we’ll have an album in a month or two. Josh is right, this shouldn’t take forever and it won’t. (Stay on me about it)