I'm psyched to report that Paste Magazine's new Local:NYC blog has You Sing, I Write featured as a local blog they trust! You can check it out here. Filter will be featuring my blog soon too, I'll let you know about that as soon as it's up! In the meantime, I've added my own Blogroll of different blogs I read, mostly music related but there are some other interesting non-music blogs in there as well. You can check that out on the right side of the page, under the archives section.
In addition to the new band of the week feature each week, I'm trying to work out a schedule to stick to so you know what's coming each day. Here's my tentative schedule, let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions of topics to cover.
Monday: Band of the Week/Artist of the Week
Tuesday: Q&A Tuesday (I like the rhyme to it . . . lame, I know). Interviews from me or random, intriguing interviews I find.
Wednesday/Thursday: Concert reviews/album reviews/other music news
Friday: Song of the Week
Saturday: Blast from the Past — reviews/interviews/articles I've previously written. I've gotten a lot of good feedback from featuring some of my earlier writing samples so I think I want to keep this going. However, if you get bored of this let me know!
Sunday: Whatever else I find blog worthy.
I also wanted to congratulate Caitlin from Vernon, New Jersey, for winning the All-American Rejects contest! You have an autographed mug from AAR headed your way, so be sure to check the mail! Below are her answers to my questions.
1.) If you could ask the All-American Rejects one question, what would it be?
I would ask them, "You've made 2 albums and are in the process of releasing a third. In the editing process, which song did you hate taking off any of those records and why?
2.) What's your favorite AAR song and why?
My favorite song by them is "Dance Inside." This is because it is different from any of their songs on Move Along or their self-titled album. It can be interpreted as sexual or passionate, and the lyrics paint a really good picture of a couple in love. It's a beautiful song.
3.) If you could spend the day with AAR, what would you do?
I would make sure they relaxed somewhere . . . my house, their tour bus . . . wherever. I feel like they never really get much of a break. I would love to treat them, like give them ice cream and lots of junk food. (And in Mike's case, Dr. Pepper.) We could watch movies, hang out, goof off . . . I would love to get to know them on a personal level.
I'm hoping to have more contests in the future, so be sure to check back!