In Preparation for SXSW

Stu Bergen used to say “poor planning probably produces poor products” (or something like that). Take whatever sayings you can to Texas next week, because good business acumen is dependent on solid fundamentals (carrying a pen, being early, etc.). My personal goals for the week are to promote the projects I’m working, and connect with […]

Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

Just one of countless great covers in this book!

As music has been liberated from vinyl and then cds, the album cover has become a thing of the past. While the net is a visual medium, and art is critical to the experience, regardless of the topic, the process of listening to music and […]

SXSW 2009 Shocker: Fela Documentary on Geffen!

BLK JKS at NPR Music's SXSW 2009 Showcase

A growing number of world music, hip hop and metal acts performing at this year’s SXSW gave me a good indication that the bias towards roots rock at previous conventions is eroding. One of the best bands I saw was BLK JKS , at the NPR […]