Sunday, February 13, 2011

Long time comin'

What in the world. Where have I been? I have been busy like a bee, but have decided to carve out a few moments to share a few details about something I am really excited about:

* I've been writing concert reviews for Halifax Magazine website lately. It is unpaid, obviously, so unfortunately it is difficult for me to find time in between work, Oliver, volunteering, and realistically, just living. But I love it. I get tix to shows, and I get to share my humble opinion. The editor of HM has told me that I am still finding my voice, which i half agree with. Of course I know exactly what I'd like to say, and I've never had a problem writing, but it's a matter of reconciling what I think and feel, with the fear of what other people will think of what I write.

So far, I have reviewed Jill Barber, Symphony Nova Scotia's production of Handel's Messiah, Rawlins Cross, and did a phone interview with Crash Parallel. I was supposed to review Joel Plaskett's gig at the Seahorse, but I done went and got strep. Blarg. (Jill Barber sent me a tweet saying thank you for the great review-hey, no problem, Jill Barber).

This has now all lead to the biggest most incredible opportunity: I get to interview Joey Santiago for my ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BAND: The Pixies. Yes, that's right. Lil' ol' Liser is getting to live out every 90's alt-rocker's fantasy of sitting down with the band that rocked the shit out of that entire genre. And not only did they coolify a decade, they became integral soundtrack selections for some of the most influential movies. Wave of Mutilation made me fall so hard for Christian Slater that when the credits rolled I needed a cigarette.

I have a plethora of questions rambling through my head and I am slowly narrowing them down, and shaping them into a (hopefully) quality interview session. I just hope I don't freak out and pull a Wayne and Garth with an "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!".

In addition to an interview and story prior to the show, I am also attending the concert and reviewing for the same publication. Shivers. Shakes. I will make sure to post a link to my blog for both write-ups. Ok Pixies, here comes your girl...