Sunday, February 20, 2011

I've Been Partying with Jann Wenner

All apologies for the lack of updates in the last 7 weeks.

Ever since this blog was featured in the year-end music coverage in Rolling Stone (well, actually by a music column on, I have had little time to post. Once Jann's private jet picked me up on December 31st, I have been hitting the international rock-n-roll party circuit on Mr. Wenner's dime. Chatting about surrealist poetry with David Bowie and Chevy Chase at a party in Paris? Check. Making fun of Mick Jagger with Keith Richards and Johnny Depp on a rooftop in South Beach? Check.

I ducked out of the non-stop Jann-guided party right before the Grammys.  I had to draw a line somewhere.

I hope to provide capsule reviews soon on some of the new albums that I have heard this year--from the likes of PJ Harvey, the Decemberists, the Drive-By Truckers, New York Dolls, Wire, Radiohead, Gang of Four, Ghostface Killah, Yuck, Hayes Carll, The Dirtbombs, Wanda Jackson, Iron & Wine, Destroyer, Smith Westerns, etc.

I haven't watched the Grammys since 1998 [then it was mainly to watch the Dylan lovefest that culminated in Time Out of Mind winning album of the year], but I sought out this fine Janelle Monae clip from this year's Grammys. I am still beating myself up over missing the Monae/Of Montreal tour this past fall. Arghhh.

Be cool, stay in school.

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