It's been a while since I got back from my husband's book tour, but a lot of photos later I am finally updating about it. Needless to say it was a blast and it timed well with our 13th wedding anniversary. Got to see a lot of old friends and made some new ones, too.… Continue reading Book Tour Recap: Dixie-Narco edition
If you like shoegaze, indie, straight-up rock, psychedelia and all those things in-between, then here are some of the various bands and songs I'm liking right now. Some are current, some not. Wooden Shjips Smashing Orange Singapore Sling Weekend S.C.U.M. The Soundtrack of Our Lives Loop
Have I mentioned lately that you should purchase the novel "Wivenhoe Park"? Because you really should. Just look at all the reviews! You don't need to take my word for it just because I did the cover and he's my husband. But, also, if you want to try a crack at winning on of three copies,… Continue reading So You Say You Were A 1980’s Indie Kid?
Last night was a one-time showing of The Stone Roses documentary "Made of Stone" by Shane Meadows here in Cleveland. Of course, this movie was playing to sold out audiences elsewhere, but not in Cleveland baby! I think there were 20 of us. Granted, most suckers were at the Johnny Marr show on the other… Continue reading “Made of Stone” at Capitol Theater
I am featured on The Style Letters, all about spring wardrobe choices -- it finally is looking like spring -- and my love of trench coats. Also the story of my new Dolce & Gabbana trench. My husband, Ben Vendetta, has his debut novel coming out later this year. He can't decide on a cover,… Continue reading Trench Coats, Book Covers, and Portraits in L.A.
So the scoop is that the record label is coming off super-duper-mega hiatus. Reissues and licensing only, no new bands, but still. Things have changed with our distributor, production costs haven't really gone down much, and really bands have no reason for labels anymore; so let's see if the business can avoid being in the… Continue reading Resurrecting the Record Label
I've uploaded a few more albums onto the Elephant Stone LastFM page, you can view them all here for your listening pleasure. It isn't all of the releases, but most of them....
That's it, I'm done. They LIE. At least they do to me, and it makes me happy that I can at least check out a band's website and see what a lie the review was. Most of the time I put it down to the fact that most music reviewers are younger and have no… Continue reading Music Reviews: a big lie