Jan 292015

The final two issues of Louisville Music News from 2000, the January and February issues, have been uploaded. The January issue features Heidi Howe on the cover, while the February cover subject is Joel Timothy. Editor’s Note: The February issue ran the complete list of WFPK’s Top 1000 albums; however, this list has been lost and so is not on the site.

Jan 262015

The May 2000 Issue of Louisville Music News is now online, with a cover story on The Troubadours Of Divine Bliss, plus all the usual columns, CD and performance reviews. Read what they were like and doing fourteen years ago, right here: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=135

Dec 012013

I believed that I had successfully given up the print edition of Louisville Music News at the end of October, when I was not obliged to drive around the city, delivering newspapers. It was a great relief, I thought. My friends asked what I was going to do with all the free time I was sure to have. The things that needed to be wrapped up still were on my mind but I figured that would clear up soon enough and life would be easier.

What I had not counted on was the backlash from twenty-four plus years of routines and habits undone, dismantled, cast aside, oh-so-casually discarded. It was not to be the case. At the end of October, I had vague and not-so-vague stabs of anxiety; I felt the need to be tending to things gone missing, like a lost pair of favorite gloves or a cell phone misplaced and not being answered. I also had discovered that the free time I thought I would have secured by the closing of the paper was elusively ephemeral, vanishing like the fog on the hill above the river, where the sun strikes first. I was very busy; I remain very busy.

Of course, heading into the holidays complicates the matter; I suspect that I won’t begin to feel relaxed before the middle of January at the earliest, by which time most people will have forgotten that I once published a print edition of a newspaper. March will mark the actual beginning of that print paper, twenty-five years before, so there will be more memories resurfacing, a common situation related to age, I am told.

In the meantime, I intend to continue to rearrange my rowdy routines, to settle my complaining habits back into a comfortable – but not too comfortable – groove, while moving forward toward new activities or at least toward more of those I haven’t given up, particularly my continuing attempt to learn Flamenco baile. A projected trip to Spain in the September will pull me further away from those old routines, forcing me to carve out new patterns of living

All the while, of course, I will continue writing about and reporting on the Louisville music scene.

Happily, I won’t be killing any trees to do it. Just old routines.

Sep 282013

Oct LMN = Cosmo
The October issue – the final print edition – of Louisville Music News features Kevin Gibson’s story on Tommy “Cosmo” Cosdon. A significant celebration and tribute to “Cos” while happen at Jim Porter’s on October 6, starting at 3 p.m. Due to the large number of phone calls suggesting great interest, a number of bands have been added, along with other additions still being implemented. Proceeds will benefit MERF at the request of the family.
The columnists have their final say on the print run of LMN. The paper completely distributed by Saturday evening.

Aug 302013

LMN Cover with The New Bravado
The September issue of Louisville Music News, featuring The New Bravado on the cover, is on the street and available at all your usual favorite spots. The usual columnists contribute their take on the current music scene, notably Eddy Metal with his rants and raves. (He reviews Black Sabbath this time around). Pick one up today.