Any and all feedback is welcome. Even feedback that begins, “You, sir, are an idiot.”
Send it to bill [at] billchapin.net.
Hey Bill I missed that you left Jackson. You sure made a 180 degree turn on the culture front! Good luck to you, I always enjoyed reading about musical taste and having turned me on the the Avett Brothers I will be forever thankful. I am finding that the Alt. Country scene is my new interest; Hayes Carll etc. Best of Luck, Jack Christensen formerly of Ella Sharp Museum
I am very eager to hear what you make of the reference to Leda in the song Down by the River. I think it is the Leda from the myth that Yeats also writes about…some kind of an encounter that might mirror the scene I am envisioning. Descriptors: prohibited, landmark, a type of transfer of knowledge and power. I was an English major so of course I love their lyrics and your glossary. Please don’t make me get my Norton out. Yes, I can rock out while reading the old Norton.
By golly, I think you’ve got it figured out better than anything I could add. It’s definitely “Leda,” according to the official lyrics at decemberists.com, and Meloy would be well aware of the significance of that name and wouldn’t drop it in the song without meaning to conjure up all the themes of Yeats’ poem. So, yeah, my take is that it’s alluding to those teenage encounters down by the waterfront and whether there was any mystic recognition of what the future held in those moments. I’m just kind of spitballing here.
I hadn’t thought about any of this before you brought it up, by the way–so thanks for stopping by!
Anybody else who’s stumbling across this, check out my Decemberists Glossary at http://billchapin.net/allthecitylights/2011/01/here-it-is-your-handy-dandy-decemberists-glossary-for-the-king-is-dead/
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You, sir, are an idiot. For not bragging about what an entertaining and thoughtful writer you are. Which may be why your blog is a favorite of all those that Google has strewn in my digital path. Thank you!
Good meeting you yesterday. I just got really excited when I saw Timothy Monger as the first thing on your site. Great Lakes Myths Society and The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love are two of my FAVORITE bands in the entire world. I didn’t think anybody had ever heard of them outside of Michigan
I like your blog, I wanted to show the album we just finished:
I hope you like it. Keep up the good work!
My name is Chris Scott and I am the drummer for the band The Mighty Fine. We are leaving for our Summer on July 17th and have 11 dates in total that we are looking forward to playing. Currently all the dates are booked and we are looking for some ways to promote which is why we contacting you. If you have the time we would love to set up an interview or album review on the day of our show which is July 19th. Either way we would love to see you there so please let us know if you’d like to come out and we can put you on our guest list and hook you up with a copy of our cd.
I have attached a link to our tour promo video as well as the press release for the album “In Revival” that we are touring in support of.
Link for Promo Video – youtube.com/watch?v=2PWVvqunP4c&feature=youtu.be
Press Release – http://www.beartrappr.com/2012/03/06/the-mighty-fine-in-revival-vinyl-pre-order/
Website – http://www.TheMightyFine.com
FaceBook – http://www.Facebook.com/themightyfine
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/themightyfineca
Thank you for your time and I really look forward to working with you!
Bill, I really love your taste in music. Let me know when more bands you like are coming to the SF bay area. Cool!
The Lonely Wild will be playing at 10p this Wednesday October 10th at Bottom of the Hill. We recently released our single from our upcoming full length. We’d love for you to check it out here: http://www.thelonelywild.com/singlepreview You can also see an in-studio live version of the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEYt9KPH2zs&list=PLB01B78E8F462AE49&index=1&feature=plcp
Enjoy! Also please find more info about the band below
Can I subscribe to your blog via RSS? If so, how?
@Lindsay, you can now! Check the icon at the top of the sidebar. Let me know if it doesn’t work. Thanks for being interested enough to subscribe. I can’t promise it will get updated very often.
Hi Bill my name’s Ben Lauffer, I play drums in rock band Abatis from San Francisco. We recently released a music video of our latest single “Mithridatism”. The link to the video is posted below.
We also have a show at the Boom Boom Room on January 10th at 9:00pm. If you’re available we’d love for you to come by.
New Artist – Neil Young and Springsteen influenced
I really dig the blog.
I am a non-scene singer-songwriter here in SF. Just released a new record this week – genre: folk/country/pop. Recorded at Hyde Street Studios and SF Conservatory of Music, with a cadre of great local musicians.
QUESTION FOR YOU:
Wondering how I might get your blog to cover the record :)
If you have four minutes, you can here a medley of music on the album and learn about me: http://youtu.be/n7uDMCy3oio
Hey Bill, tried to shoot you an email and failed. SF based musician, releasing an album at GAMH on Feb. 21st and looking to get it reviewed before the release date. Shoot me an email an I’ll send you a track, see if you’re interested. Thanks!
Your email bounced back. I made a crazy new video thats about to blow up online. wanted to send you the link to get on it:) filmed on pier 70, sf.
65 GoPros + 1 Insane Drummer
YOUTUBE – On Smash Live by Navene-K – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6OLCwUvjWA
YOUTUBE – Behind The Scenes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtzLSWKLphI
I am contacting you on behalf of The City: SF SOUNDS. The City is a new music blog presented by Jack Daniels. We are hosting our first live music event on Wednesday, Feb 27th at Tupelo in San Francisco. Local bands, Rio Rio, Shanty Town, and Bonnie and The Bang Bang will all be performing. These events will happen monthly and will include cool Jack Daniels giveaways. More info about the event can be found at the link below:
We expect a great turn out but we are continuing to promote and advertise the event. Would it be possible to advertise on your site? We also invite you to join the party as well. If you feel like covering the event then we invite that too! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCitySFSounds?fref=ts
Hello good sir,
Wait, wait – I know you probably receive an ungodly amount of unsolicited emails from all sorts of assholes, claiming they have all sorts of good shit you need to hear. Rarely, however, does their music live up to that initial claim.
But this shit does.
My brother and I are a group called glitterface. Its a mix of RnB and Hip-hop and, well….we’re not really sure. All we know is that no one else sounds like us, and – the best part – we are not at all like any of that crap being produced in the Bay right now.
So, if you’re interested, go to glitterface.bandcamp.com for a free download of our newest ep. Its a pay what you want type download, so just put in $0 and that shit is yours.
I swear you will not regret it – no one else has.
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Thats the story told through Oddville’s new EP The Arrival EP features the single “Heart of A Warrior”, plus 7 new original songs including “Desire” and “Future Luv”.
Through triumph & Over coming Main Objective & Leah Sarah have the opportunity to achieve life goals spreading a positive message through creative art. Investors have taken notice & anticipate how well the E.P. will do..
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I’d like to submit my album for your review. Check out the songs here: https://soundcloud.com/jimboscottmusic/sets/weekends-at-the-madhouse and tell me what you think.
If you like the 70s-era Detroit-style high energy rock music, this might just be for you… new EP from San Francisco rockers Rule In Exile, for free right now at: ruleinexile.bandcamp.com
And we will be playing at Bender’s in the Mission (806 S. Van Ness @ 19th) this Saturday the 22nd, along with a fine band called Disastroid. 9pm!
Hey, my friend is coming to San Francisco in November. His bands name is The Routine and he’s trying to get some more coverage for his upcoming concert. Check them out and please consider a review or article on your blog. Thanks.
Sorry, forgot link. Here they are.
How do we place or post a music concert announcement? We will have a press release and jpeg image.
How do we place or post a music festival event announcement? We will have a press release and jpeg image.
Hi, Bill. I haven’t done much with concert announcements lately–in fact this whole blog has been on the back burner a little bit, I’m afraid. I’ll try to look into whether there’s some sort of WordPress feature I can set up to create a page where people like yourself can post announcements, but for now I think the comment on this page is about the best I’ve got. Sorry!
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