(Above: Kenny Omega, who had a pretty good 2016 himself)
My best podcast of the year is usually the first one. Why? Because I've read a whole bunch of other people's best of the year list from the preceding year and cherry picked my favorites from what I hadn't heard. This podcast is truly standing on the shoulders of giants. (Giants, in the case, usually meaning former fanzine editors in their late 40s/early 50s.)
This is the first Unblinking Ear Podcast of this brave new era where facts, reason, qualifications and general decency don't matter any more. I feel the word "fiasco" will acheive a new prominence in the coming years. Anyway, here's some tunes to get you through these dark times.
So I'm going to go ahead and say this podcast is now monthly. This not by design. Not really be necessity either. More by convenience. That means the next podcast we'll have a new president elect. I'm pulling for Tiffani Mims. She looks like a nice lady.
I'm going to forgo my usual apology for the lateness of this podcast and instead, simply tell you what's been going on in Unblinking Ear HQ in the interim:
Our showcases for the Northside Fest were enormously successful (read: adequate). If you missed out, you can hear the Gotobeds set on NYC Taper.
Our name your price digital single series Office Supplies continued with entries from Trés Oui and Big Bliss. We also have a tote/record bag (as modeled by Taylor above) available for sale! It comes with a free download of our Serious Rockers comp (though you should really own it already).
Two months ago I promised big news from Unblinking Ear HQ. (And I think I may have actually delivered.) But the Unblinking Ear Records Official Northside Showcase is probably even bigger news. Contemplate that while you listen to this array of specially chosen musical selections.
There will be lots of new regarding Unblinking Records and associated acts coming very soon (like next week soon). Watch unblinkingearrecords.com for more info. But for now, enjoy this podcast, which I somehow managed to tear myself away from frinkiac.com to make. Hooray!
Over a month since my last podcast and you'd think I'd have something to say or at least some kind of year end wrap up. Nope.
Instead, enjoy this clip of Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis discussing hanging out with San Francisco rock royalty. You can play it after listening to the podcast or during the segments when I'm speaking if you prefer.
This new edition of this podcast is being posted a few mere hours after the second episode of the Direct Obsess podcast. I implore you that whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN TO THAT PODCAST! Yes, it's made by someone with great taste who is knowledgable about cool and happening bands and has done a lot of (unpaid) work for us here at Unblinking Ear HQ. However, my thunder is being stolen and I cannot abide by that. So please, pay that podcast no attention, even if it is conveniently available for free subscription from the iTunes store.