Friends and Neighbors and Strange Relations
Ben Krieger keeps an appropriately weird and mysterious blog called Haikutennany: Personal Music Reflections in 17-syllable Bursts.
And that about says it all.
My personal favorite concerns The Fiery Furnaces. If you read it, I think you’ll see why it’s my favorite.
I really love this, but of course I do: Sean Langon has created a slide-show documenting past Multi-Purpose Solution performances and times, from 2000 to the present. Sean took all the photos, and designed all the posters.
Man, we’re getting old.
Over at The Sold Coast, Tris McCall muses on the architecture of a music city. He writes:
Around the corner, at Pearl Street, a long line of locals hugged the curves of the sidewalk; across Main Street, singer-songwriter fans crowded into the Calvin for a early show. Closer to Smith College, a wino with an acoustic guitar (not Sufjan Stevens) banged out songs about Connecticut to bewildered passersby. Northampton is singing.
Back in the everyday world, Todd called me up to let me know he had had a great day.
"A great day?" I asked.
"Yeah. I received an e-mail from PayPal letting me know that I had a $9 credit."
"Yeah, I was surprisedI had no idea what it was forand then I realized that someone had purchased one of my At Work CDs. It was my first sale."
"That’s awesome. Congratulations."
"Thanks. So then I went into the sales log where I could track down the purchase to the actual buyer, and found that it was someone who had read your review at Donewaiting.com!"
"Wow, thank you for telling me."
"No, thank you for writing the review."
Writing the review was, of course, my pleasure. I’ll do anything I can for Todd. I’m just so happy to have been part of this strange, little interaction: Todd e-mails me one day to ask for a review; I write the review and post it on Donewaiting.com; someone visits the site, reads my review, and decides to purchase Todd’s album.
How awesome is that?
Finally, I want to share one more website with you. Recently completed by my friend, Jaime Keiter, it really has nothing much to do with music, but is certainly as beautiful as any song. [That wonderful picture up top was taken by Jaime.]