I'm swamped doing a story this week, so here are things written elsewhere to keep you occupied.
*The STL Beacon did a great piece on music blogs and blogging
(with an interview from yours truly and RFT
contributor Todd McKenzie). It's really well done, and explores the conundrum between promotion/publicity and journalism.
*Speaking of music blogs, here's a new local one I heard about a few weeks ago: 5 Score Pachyderm
. Written by local music fan Travis Wood, it's a great resource for new releases, music on TV and new live performances out around the web.
*KDHX DJ (and former RFT freelancer) Steve Pick talks
to ex-No Depression
senior editor Barry Mazor, who recently penned a new book, Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century
*My pal Jason interviewed Brian Molko
, whose new album, Battle for the Sun
, is out now.