The Indie Ear Blog (yes, the very one that you’re reading right now) has been chugging along for the last nine months or so. In that time we’ve posted blogs on various different topics, under various different headings.
Today, I realized that I’ve never taken the time to explain what each category actually means. So for your convenience, I’ve created a Glossary for you. This will help you better understand each cateogory represented in the Indie Ear Blog (I care about you, that’s why I did it!):
(above: Don’t be intimidated by the big book.)
By the way, for your navigational needs, all the categories are always present on the right side of this web-page.
INDIE EAR GLOSSARY
BEN & JIM
Young pop-punk-emo fan, Ben, trades wits on several topics with indie-minded music enthusiast, Jim. Think of it as an odd-couple pairing like the movie Rush Hour–except more music and less Jackie Chan.
Bios of people who blog on this blog.
Links to–get ready for this–FREE music!
Pleasures that are guilty.
Sort of a mixed bag of nuts. Blog postings that don’t fit into any other category usually end up here.
HOW TO SAVE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Like he does in his expo-mart seminars, William Schintziss explains how the music industry can be fixed.
INDIE EAR MADNESS ’08
An NCAA-style tournament with bands (instead of college basketball teams) competing for the National Championship.
INDIE ROCK OLYMPIC SKETCHES
Drawings of your favorite indie artists as Olympic athletes
IS IT ME? OR…
A randomly asked rhetorical question.
IT’S LIKE THAT
An op-ed piece, much like the kind you’d find on the last page of a magazine.
LIKE IT? LOVE IT? HATE IT?
Sometimes things are so good or so bad, you can’t figure out which they are. Those type of things usually end up in this category.
A blow-by-blow recap of live concert events.
A category looking back at forgotten musical gems.
Things that I like.
Things that haven’t happened yet, but are happening soon.
SUMMER FESTIVAL ’08 UPDATE
Recaps and bulletins about the latest U.S. summer festivals.
New album releases.
A recap of South By Southwest in Austin, TX.
THE WEEK THAT WAS (AND STILL IS)
An occasional music recap of the week which is posted on Fridays–hence the “AND STILL IS.”
Blog postings featuring some type of online video.