Paul Williams Website and Support Fund

From Paul Williams Website and Support Fund: In 1995, Paul Williams suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, leading to early onset of dementia, and a steady decline to the point where he now requires full-time care. The pressure on his immediate family has been immense. Our purpose in creating this site is to ask for your help, in the form of contributions … Continue reading Paul Williams Website and Support Fund

Dear Directory: The Music Press Report Represents with its Music Press Directory 2009

Every year young writers wait with bated breath for the newest edition of Robert Brewer’s, Writer’s Market (Writers Digest Books), where lists of publications, contact names and numbers appear. But by the end of the year (or even sooner if you go by Magazine Death Watch), many have changed or are no longer. And with the state of the music industry, job-seeking security can be … Continue reading Dear Directory: The Music Press Report Represents with its Music Press Directory 2009

Information Highway OD and the User-friendly Remedy

 We’ve all heard the declarations before; Internet websites are killing print media and print outclasses the net by being the most traditional, convenient and often better quality form of news. It’s like the cable versus major network argument, except with more public participation. All these forms of information sharing and interaction, yet one big communication breakdown. So, what are readers, and especially writers, to do? … Continue reading Information Highway OD and the User-friendly Remedy

Don’t Knock The Rock Beats the Summertime Blues

 If you are fortunate enough to live on the west coast and are a music movie enthusiast, Don’t Knock The Rock, the annual film fest celebrating the same, is just your scene. Now in its fifth year, the brainchild of director Allison Anders is as strong as ever, featuring two full months of summer music cinema. After directing such iconic independent films as Border Radio … Continue reading Don’t Knock The Rock Beats the Summertime Blues

Let Harp Blurt, Again

This mention comes from the co-editor of the now past Harp Magazine. It’s been announced today that the late mag will return soon as Blurt Magazine. They say that while the much beloved former is gone, the victim of market vicissitudes, the esteemed erstwhile editors are en route with the brand new, reorganized Blurt Magazine and Blurt-online. com. They suggest that readers check back to the Harp … Continue reading Let Harp Blurt, Again

Ivan Suvanjieff Brings In the Nobels, Brings in the Faith

Here’s a fun exercise in self-reflection. What can you say that you have accomplished in the past eight days let alone eight years? If thoughts of petty drug running, job loss and failed relationships came to mind you’re not alone, but for the sake of being adverse let’s take a look at one of ‘us’ who got back what he put forth with great effort. … Continue reading Ivan Suvanjieff Brings In the Nobels, Brings in the Faith

The Death of Criticism Warmed Over, Yet Again

Ready to tackle some new depression with yet another article about the precarious state of the critic? Patrick Goldstein did just that yesterday in his Los Angeles Times column, The Big Picture: The End of the Critic. Culling sources ranging from his son to journalism students and other critics, he tackles multifaceted issues within the issue, namely the dearth of the print age, the rise … Continue reading The Death of Criticism Warmed Over, Yet Again

Harp Magazine Folds

This year’s SxSW Music Conference seemed promising enough; until Thursday, March 13th (might as well have been Friday) when word reached us that the glossy, Harp Magazine, was halting publication. While to some of the editorial staff, it didn’t come as a complete surprise, it was a shock nonetheless; one that rapidly reverberated down to other writers, publicists (who didn’t want to believe it at … Continue reading Harp Magazine Folds

Perfect Sound Forever’s Summer Session with The Dean of Rock Critics, Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau, of course otherwise known as the Dean of Rock Critics, will be editing the June 2008 edition of Perfect Sound Forever. Needless to say, the folks there are pretty excited about the prospect of having the Dean serving as guest editor for the summer issue. “We here at Perfect Sound Forever are very proud to be working with Robert Christgau on our June … Continue reading Perfect Sound Forever’s Summer Session with The Dean of Rock Critics, Robert Christgau