One of the problems with working (on average) 11-hour days is that I don’t get much of a chance to find out about new music anymore. And it’s the damnedest thing because prior to my new job I did a lot of paying attention to what was going on in the world of music. Whether it was visiting sites, reading magazines or just listening to a bunch of CDs at Amoeba, I felt like I was at least making a valiant effort to stay up with what’s going on in music. That’s just not so easy anymore. I even stopped TiVo-ing Brand Spankin’ New on MTV2. I just don’t have time to watch anymore, not that I ever discovered much watching that show. I listen to music a lot during the day, sometimes it’s my iPod, but a lot of times I’m listening and compiling music that I would just assume do without. That’s not to say the music in some of the films that we’re working on doesn’t serve the film well, because it does. The thing is, every film is not a Cameron Crowe film. Yeah, I was shocked too!
I barely have a damn thing to complain about, really. I mean if it weren’t for my job, I would have had to wait until April to listen to the new Lucinda WIlliams album and find out for myself that The Exies suck really bad. I’d been hearing things about them, but since I don’t listen to commercial radio or watch MTV, somehow I was lead to believe the band was good. They aren’t. Not even in the ballpark of good. Lucinda is another story.