Celebrate…Celebration!

Greetings Blind Daters.

Have I mentioned that you all are invited to the Blind Date Anniversary Party on Friday? This invite is open to one and all. Even if you can only stay five minutes, one act, or the whole time; it doesn’t matter. I’m sure all the artists would love the support, as would I. It’s always nice to see friendly faces. Again, for those who have forgotten, the show starts at 7PM and it is being held at the Rudyard Kipling. There is a suggested donation of $ 5 -10, but no one will be turned away if they can’t swing it. This is an opportunity to have fun and see some art. Also, if you like any of the artists, make sure to hit up the merch table. I may even put out some of my limited edition tapes from my music project. You’ll just have to wait and see…

Also, check out LVAA’s radio show on ArtxFM this Friday at 1 PM. I’ll be guest hosting with Sarah on PUBLIC, and Chervon will be the featured artist. We’ll be chatting about her work, Blind Date, and promoting the celebration with some awesome jams.

Besides getting all prepped for Friday’s show, I’ve been binge reading like crazy. First off, I just received my copy of essays by Carey Mercer, ‘Clouds Of Evil’. For those of you who don’t know Mercer is the primary force behind music projects Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach as well as a part of the ‘supergroup’ Swan Lake.

The usually hilarious pieces in the book were put together for his son, and tend to lean toward autobiography told in Mercer’s colorful vocabulary. Finished it the first day I got it.

Speaking of hilarious wit, I’ve almost finished John Waters’ book ‘Role Models’. I got it to prep myself for his new book ‘Carsick’. I’ve been waiting for ‘Carsick’ awhile, but I realized I’ve never got around to reading ‘Role Models’, so I bolted to the library to hold me over. To totally understate the book, it’s basically John paying tribute to the many different influences throughout his life. I’ve learned about obscure musicians and literature, a bit of history of Baltimore’s bar scene, fashion trends, Waters’ zealous appreciation for art, and much more. A humorous look into what made John Waters the cult film success he is.

And just this morning over some cold brewed coffee (stuff is POTENT!) I was reviewing the mass amounts of poetry Tristan Palmer submitted for his reading at the Anniversary party. I must say since his collection ‘I Can’t Stand To Be Sober In This Place‘, he has made great bounds. He seems to be writing with a much more confident strength and flow. I look forward to see what he chooses for Friday.

I hope to see you on the 20th, as well. We can find out together.

PS Click the first link above to remind yourself of who and what you get to see.

December 25th, 2013…the Holiday Break Special!

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It’s prime holiday time, listeners! Regardless of what holiday traditions you adhere to, I wish you well.

I decided I’d take a little break, but worry not, I still have something for you this week. I thought I’d stray from the format and bring you some songs that I either discovered or have stuck with me this year. Some of these songs just came out, I’ve just heard, or I can’t stop hearing…listening..you get the picture. Obviously, there are still songs I can think of that should have made the cut but you’ll hear them from me eventually, I’m sure. I understand the mix is kind of odd, but I see it more of a showcase; so forgive the rough transitions!

The Playlist:

Beach Boys- Let’s Go Away For Awhile

http://www.thebeachboys.com/

Dream Eye Color Wheel-Frau Eva

http://dreameyecolorwheel.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

Laurie Anderson-Big Science 2

http://www.laurieanderson.com/home.shtml

Decapitron-Battle Cry

http://history.louisvillehardcore.com/index.php?title=Decapitron

Frog Eyes-The Country Child

http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=frogeyes

http://frogeyesmusic.bandcamp.com/

Blackout Beach-Broken Braying Sound Of The Donkey’s Cry

http://blackoutbeach.bandcamp.com/

http://www.softabuse.com/artists.php?a=Blackout+Beach

http://www.deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=blackoutbeach

Twin Limb-Saint Agnes

http://twinlimb.com/

Lady Pyramid-Game Show

http://ladypyramid.com/

Tender Mercy-Blind

http://tendermercy.bandcamp.com/

The Velvet Underground-I Found A Reason

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground

I hope you enjoy the break. I’ll be back next week with more artistic individuals!

October 9, 2013

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It’s the middle of the week again. Half way through the common man’s work week…here’s the newest episode of Blind Date to help you unwind.

Today’s guest is DJ Corney, co-founder of Wool Shop. Wool Shop is an environmentally friendly sweater company who specialize in natural dyes, stationed in Cincinnati. According to the creators themselves..

“Wool Shop works with farms and mills directly to ensure the most responsible processes are being used in the creation of our wool – from the life quality of the sheep to the energy used to run the mill to the dyes used in our color palette.  Our luxury yarn is dyed with only the goods given to us by mother nature – plants, roots, and flowers – and is grown, processed, spun, dyed, and handmade in the U.S. ”

To learn more about Wool Shop, visit shopwoolshop.com. And as always, there’s a bit of insider info you can get your hands on by listening to the interview.

One last item of business…in today’s episode I play a track from Frog Eye’s lastest album ( Carey’s Cold Spring). I believe I said coming out soon…CORRECTION, is out NOW via bandcamp. You can find it at frogeyesmusic.bandcamp.com.

Happy listening!

I’ve been out walking…

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Just wanted to drop a line. I’ve been talking to lots of interesting people, and many more are lined up. I’ve also seen, heard, experienced, what have you, some awesome art both locally and not so locally.

Next week on Blind Date, I share words with one half of a new environmentally friendly sweater company stationed in Cincinnati. Also as a special introduction, a small preview of the new Frog Eye’s album Carey’s Cold Spring. If you’ve never heard of Frog Eyes or Blackout Beach, get on it! Carey Mercer is one of the most interesting musicians recording these days. He definitely has had an effect on me. To figure out why, and more, stay tuned for Wednesdays episode!!

Till then.