Posted: Jan 6, 2011 2:54 pm
Totally appreciate your sentiment, man, and will try to join in your optimism. Last year got me down too, especially from the fall into the end of the year. Save for the new studio, I've been stuck in a "what's the point of all this" funk about my own projects and supporting other folk's music. Many of the shows I saw last year were ones where I was working in some form; I can probably count on two hands the number of shows I went to because I really wanted to see/hear it. Anyway, thanks for letting me share my feelings, and I too, promise to try to turn this frown upside-down.
In other good news, I think this year is the 25th year anniversary of the beginnings of Adios Gringos (starting with Private War, then Taintskins, etc.). Maybe this will be the year some of the local "critics" give them their due. I mean, come on; 25 years of doing what they wanted to do (the way they wanted to do it, not caring what anybody thinks; you either like it, or don't), with only tiny mention every now and then by the press compared to the mounds of ink slathered on some flash-in-the-pan indie acts that were "poised for success" - only to fold under their own weight. But there I go getting all "hater with poor sentence structure" again. Sorry.