It's good to get back here after so long. The Sticking Point has been on my mind for months, but I had far too little time to get anything up here that would be worthy of your time. Now I'm ready to hit it again, and hopefully keep things going on a regular sked.
Oh, man, has some stuff happened since the last time I wrote or produced a Pointcast: music fans lost Jay Bennett, Sky Saxon and Michael Jackson died on the same day, Rashied Ali and Les Paul died 24 hours apart. Jim Carroll, one of my biggest inspirations when I was a young boy trying to figure out how writing could help me feel better about things... he's gone, too. Some great music was released, and a ton of crap came out as well; guess which kind we probably heard most often?
The posts will be back, and the Pointcasts will be better: guests, interviews, more music, and more unmitigated snark. Plus, I've got new software that should make it all sound better in your earholes. I can't wait for you to hear the new stuff by Raveonettes, Converge, Mars Volta, Sunn O))) and Julian Casablancas; the reunion release from Os Mutantes, and -- of course -- the mighty Dino Jr.
I'll be back in just a few days with more.
Good news: Congrats to Tilly Derek and Tilly Jamie, who had a baby last night; she's named Willa.