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Guitars and Concerts. Blessings and Breaks. More on what that means when you Click Here:

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So what are these Blessings, you ask? I was just offered a wonderful writing position with the KICKASS site, Autostraddle. Wow. Wowwee wowwow. Now, if you’re from the old school, you remember that Autostraddle was one of the first sites to show love and appreciation to me… just at a time where I really needed it. Well ever since then, we’ve been following each others awesomes and plotting out the right time to form like Voltron to give you some of the best fucking music you’ll ever be exposed to. Crystal and the amazing editors at AS have decided that now is that time. *humbled.*

Guitars and Concerts? Well tonight was an amazing night. A fairly normal night for what I do, but still amazing nonetheless. You can’t complain after an evening of wonderful music provided by Zoe Keating and her SuperCello, Kaki King and her 9011 guitars… sitting backstage in the house Jon Brion built. Real Instrument Playing Appreciation Night. Its going down. Not to mention my bestie Matt Melvin making the drive from San Diego to hang out for a while. I was surrounded by win this evening. It was a great feeling. Windy is all over the video, as usual.

Anyways, with that being said… here’s where the Breaks part comes in. When the boss is in town, its time to get to work. There will be traveling involved, so I won’t be on my computer (like THAT) for a minute.  Also; with the new writing gig

...and the other 4. 7 is the magic number.

at Autostraddle… along with kickin it over at the World Famous Potholes… I’m going to have some writing pieces Ima need to focus on. I have to sound like I’m creditable and like I know wtf I’m talking about… so we’ll have to gear all my good vocabulary and vernacular that way for a minute. But I’ll still be here, randomly writing my ass off about whatever, and then not editing the shit, making me look like a total dork.

On top of all that… Its time to start getting serious about finishing the archival for the site and new layout. You guys know ive been wanting to update my baby for a while, but the health of my friend who is doing this site take priority (hey Chris… I love you. Get Better). The less I post, the faster it can get done… so we’ll see how that goes.

I wont be going anywhere. I’ll be around to update you and hopefully post up the new Dee-1 Interview I just finished.  Until then, just go through the archives, because im sure you havent read everything I’ve posted. You do that, and I’ll see you guys in a few days.

Love,
Me.

p.s.
I LOVE ANITA BAKER OH MY GOD.
That is all.

Top 15 Bands From the 90s We Used to Listen To But Don’t Anymore, and 10 That Still Get Played. (via @Autostraddle)

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I had this album.

LOL. 1990’s Alternative.
MAN were you awesome at one point. I remember thinking I was so cool because I was into Rock and Alternative before all my friends. Aaaah. Memories.
So in a random fit of random conversation, Laneia and Riese from Autostraddle.com randomly decided to list off bands that WERE awesome in the 90’s… but became invalid past 2001. They THEN proceeded to list off all the bands who we loved in the 1990s that we still listen to today. What ensued was lol’s, musically induced memories and flashbacks for all.

Top 15 Bands From the 90s We Used to Listen To But Don’t Anymore:
1. Oasis
2. Goo Goo Dolls
3. Hootie & the Blowfish
4. Belly
5. Lemonheads

You probably had this album.

6. Spin Doctors
7. Stone Temple Pilots
8. Live
9. Offspring
10. Blues Traveler
11. Bush
12. Crash Test Dummies
13. Blind Melon
14. 10,000 Maniacs
15. Matchbox Twenty
(Honorary Music Nerdery Listing goes to Alanis Morisette.)

I love it. Its funny cuz its true.
Hilarious how the music scene has changed and evolved in the last 20 years. And I thought Hip Hop was going through something.
Anyways, Check out their full list, their banter over the list (which is the best part, by the way), and the fallout it’s created over at their site. Click here for all the glory, and enjoy.

Written by E

November 13, 2010 at 2:58 am

I just want to Thank Crystal at Autostraddle for acknowledging my existence. Holy Sh*t that’s cool.

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Honored and Humbled.

From the jump, let me just tell you now. Nothings coming out of me right. Not a thought out of my head is coherent.  This article I wrote is frankly kinda crappy, with my ideals and thoughts and eternal gratitude scattered about in a haphazard way because honestly, it’s almost 5 in the morning, I haven’t slept, I’m going dealing with some after school special crap that you can’t EVEN begin to grasp, and my brain is all over the place right now. But please, know that this 4th grade level, run on sentence filled-rant is from the depths of my heart and filled with nothing but good intentions and large amounts of love and adoration.

Let me keep it 100% real with you. I was having a tough day. Really tough day. One of those that will change your outlook on people and life in general. Things happens where you just don’t even know if you want to be BOTHERED with not only a blog… but with humanity as a whole. Word. Understand me. Its been hard.

Then, out of left field, my friend attempts to shine a beautiful bit of light on my day… trying to turn it around. And while I didn’t think anything as minuscule as a link on the internet could change my day…. she did. @InaccurateMap (I owe you so much more than words could say) led me to Crystal, editor at the amazing site AutoStraddle and a great article where she happens to highlight my Music Nerdery.

If you don’t know about AutoStraddle, PLEASE get familiar… they are on the cutting edge of Entertainment, Music and Arts in GLBT Culture (and anyone else whose down. Like me.), and I’ve long since been a fan of their music reviews and insightful articles.  So imagine the peace it brought me, after the day to end all days… to know that someone whose work I admire had been watching me work the whole time. Not only were her words kind and praising… there’s a genuine sense that she truly has followed and enjoyed the work I’ve put into this thing. And right now,  for someone to even care about this insane project of mine… I appreciate it more than my current vernacular and mindset allow me to describe.

These are the times where you have to count your blessings. You realize that sh*t will always hit the fan right when everything’s running smoothly in your life. But you need to stop and recognize how lucky you really are to be where you’re at and going to that next step you always wanted to take. And its the little blessings like this, the BBC and other random shoutouts of appreciation that I will hold on to in times like these.

Thank you, Crystal.
I promise I wont steal your readers. :)

*RAINBOW FLAG*

-E

Written by E

July 14, 2010 at 5:11 am

I just want to Thank Crystal at Autostraddle for acknowledging my existence. Holy Sh*t that's cool.

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Honored and Humbled.

From the jump, let me just tell you now. Nothings coming out of me right. Not a thought out of my head is coherent.  This article I wrote is frankly kinda crappy, with my ideals and thoughts and eternal gratitude scattered about in a haphazard way because honestly, it’s almost 5 in the morning, I haven’t slept, I’m going dealing with some after school special crap that you can’t EVEN begin to grasp, and my brain is all over the place right now. But please, know that this 4th grade level, run on sentence filled-rant is from the depths of my heart and filled with nothing but good intentions and large amounts of love and adoration.

Let me keep it 100% real with you. I was having a tough day. Really tough day. One of those that will change your outlook on people and life in general. Things happens where you just don’t even know if you want to be BOTHERED with not only a blog… but with humanity as a whole. Word. Understand me. Its been hard.

Then, out of left field, my friend attempts to shine a beautiful bit of light on my day… trying to turn it around. And while I didn’t think anything as minuscule as a link on the internet could change my day…. she did. @InaccurateMap (I owe you so much more than words could say) led me to Crystal, editor at the amazing site AutoStraddle and a great article where she happens to highlight my Music Nerdery.

If you don’t know about AutoStraddle, PLEASE get familiar… they are on the cutting edge of Entertainment, Music and Arts in GLBT Culture (and anyone else whose down. Like me.), and I’ve long since been a fan of their music reviews and insightful articles.  So imagine the peace it brought me, after the day to end all days… to know that someone whose work I admire had been watching me work the whole time. Not only were her words kind and praising… there’s a genuine sense that she truly has followed and enjoyed the work I’ve put into this thing. And right now,  for someone to even care about this insane project of mine… I appreciate it more than my current vernacular and mindset allow me to describe.

These are the times where you have to count your blessings. You realize that sh*t will always hit the fan right when everything’s running smoothly in your life. But you need to stop and recognize how lucky you really are to be where you’re at and going to that next step you always wanted to take. And its the little blessings like this, the BBC and other random shoutouts of appreciation that I will hold on to in times like these.

Thank you, Crystal.
I promise I wont steal your readers. :)

*RAINBOW FLAG*

-E

Written by E

July 14, 2010 at 5:11 am

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