Saturday, January 16, 2010
Well, blog, I must say, I feel slightly guilty. I've been cheating on you, you see. You've known since the inception of our relationship that I can't commit to just one website and I've been freelancing and contributing elsewhere for a while now. But I always come back to you. You're always my priority. Or at least you used to be... Lately, I've been dabbling in film reviews over at Boil It First, a collective of some of Ohio's coolest and hippest bloggers. It's fun for me because it's different. But we all know where my heart really lies, don't we? Music.
Recently, I realized I haven't given nearly enough attention to Okkervil River and their front man, Will Sheff. That's been remedied over on Boil It First with a post entitled "Amber Valentine: One Woman Will Sheff Appreciation Society. Boil It First on the Importance of Okkervil River". I meant for the blog to be about Okkervil River's forthcoming appearance as the backing band for psych rock legend Roky Erikson on his latest LP, due out April 20th, but naturally, just went on a tangent about how affecting Sheff's lyrics are.
A noteworthy blog not written by me comes courtesy of Chad over at Everybody Cares, who has written a blog masterpiece on the death of Vic Chesnutt. Whereas I could only rant angrily, Chad actually produced something heartfelt, informative, and sort of beautiful, making me thankful the fella's decided to come back around to the blogging world after his brief absence.