Writing content week in and week out is such an utter fucking chore. Not in the sense that I don’t like getting to talk about what I love and hate. Doubt that’ll ever get old. No, the thing that wears thin is how easy it is to fall into writing ruts. Unfairly easy. How many times can a guitarist’s style be described as angular? Not nearly enough, goddammit! In that sense, I’m absolutely burned out on writing about music, but then again, I keep finding new stuff to listen to that nudges me and says, “Hey, here’s the hook you can hang a review from.” And then I find myself in front of the computer again, cursing.
My California residency is coming to an end January 1, whereupon I’ll be moving to Chicago because trading mid-70s weather for humidity and massive blizzards sounds like a great idea. Nah, I’m truly excited about this. Chicago’s been dear to me ever since I visited a few years back to see the old dudes in Jesus Lizard play at Pitchfork Music Festival. I can’t wait to get tired of eating at Hot Doug’s and Longman & Eagle. Plus, occasional FPM contributor Budward lives out there. All in all, I think it’ll be a good thing for the site in general.
Speaking of the site, I’ve obviously made some tweaks to the layout. Biggest change is the navigation bar which now follows you wherever you go. Reason for this change comes mainly from the fact that I got tired of having to go back to the top of the page every time I’d read/looked at a post and gotten to the bottom of the page. Hopefully this makes it easier for you to return to the home page or go to another section. The actual nav bar itself is pretty narrow, so it shouldn’t be too obtrusive. Here’s hoping.
Also speaking of the site, we’ve got some content that’s been long in the works that should be seeing the light of day soon enough.
Playlist for this (and last) week:
Team Sleep – Self Titled
The Wipers – Over the Edge
Brain Banger – Yellow Belly / Munsoned
Patton Oswalt – Finest Hour
Mastodon – The Hunter
Yob – Atma
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Knut – Wonder
Men – Leave Home