It just occurred to me the other day that I know more than several people personally who have their own blogs. And while we have a “blog roll” to the right, I have my doubts if very many people actually pay attention to it. So here are some blogs/websites run by some good friends of mine…and if I forgot you and your blog, forgiveness please!
This an off-shoot blog for the Sunday night DJ fest (of the same name) that occurs at the Lift in Des Moines, Ia. They usually, nay, always spin a good mix of stuff and this blog reflects that. They upload tracks straight (and only) from their personal vinyl collection and usually have a few wise words to share on the songs. I like to think of it as a cousin to Greg’s Singles Club feature. WR is made up of John Solarz, Adam Ferry, both of design duo Flatform, Alex Brown, who is the guitarist from influential 80’s hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits, Aaron Omlie, and Nick Lambert. At one time there were rumors that former drummer for Pavement, Bob Nastanovich, might join the crew (no joke!), but so far nothing has become of that.
Beat blog for former producer/programer/dj of Cleo’s Apartment, Jeff Blanchard aka Jazzcop aka The Handsome Prince aka Manned Missles. He just started it up, but he’s already making some headway so it’s definitely something to keep your eye on. Oh yeah, the gent also did an ill remix of “Girl Friday,” which will be included on Quid Pro Quo.
Yeah, I’ve mentioned John’s blog sometime earlier, BUT he pulled up stakes and moved on over to tumblr, so I thought I could redirect you all there. Plus, he hasn’t updated in a few weeks, so I figured this might be the kick in pants needed to post something new.
Good pal Katie has this blog dedicated to all things that inspire here for her own fashion design. This can range from people, places, music, movies, current styles, etc. And you can check out her Etsy account, where all of these influences and inspirations come together. She makes a pretty mean guitar strap.
If you know Patrick Tape Flemming (guitarist/frontman for Poison Control Center, co-owner of the now defunct indie pop label, BiFi, all-around gentlemen), then you pretty much know what you’re getting into with this blog. All sorts of ramblings about pop music, pop culture, and Woody Allen. Much like the man himself, always entertaining and worth a read.