Have you read it or seen the movie? I just read it yesterday and while there are a handful of really amazing books about coming of age that I may have liked better, what I especially liked about this book was the music mix called "One Winter" that the main character made. So moody and spot-on. I'm . . .
I'm not ashamed to say that I've had this awesome song stuck in my head for the past week. I'm also excited to be heading to NYC this weekend to go to the National Stationery Show and Surtex and then a short visit with old friends. Happy weekend. . . .
One of the things I like to do in the privacy of my home, where no one but my family can hear me, is play my guitar and make up songs. Often these songs are in the same woe-is-me vein of Patsy Cline or traditional bluegrass because that's what I was raised on. Every day in elementary school my . . .
Bob Dylan has had a profound influence over my musical taste and guitar playing. I have fond memories of summers spent driving around with the windows down blaring The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album. And though I had taken lessons when I was younger, "Don't Think Twice" renewed my guitar playing and . . .
This weekend I went to see Megafaun, one of my favorite new bands from the past few years. Their harmonies and musicianship are stellar. An unlikely troupe of bearded Vikings, they make sweet harmonies, jangly guitar sounds a la The Byrds (my Dad would be proud) amidst spooky dissonant noise. If . . .
Leni at this blog is making the "ultimate happy playlist". After some thinking, below are my top songs that are upbeat with positivity as the message. What are yours? There's Hope - India.Arie Energy - The Apples In Stereo Lovely Day - Bill Withers The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun The Monkees - I'm . . .
I've had the pleasure of working with Ellie Snow over at the indieNC blog where her posts on art and design in North Carolina are well-written and inspiring. Her own blog, Mint Design, is a visual feast and a joy to read. And, if that weren't enough praise, she is also a very talented graphic . . .
In 2004 I started a little event called The Rock & Shop Market to bring attention to local designers like myself and highlight the talented musicians in the area. At the time there wasn't anything like it in the Triangle. Now, the area is ripe for designers selling their wares, similar events . . .