Triangle Blogger BashI know I was supposed to write this up yesterday but work has been quite the bear the last couple of weeks. The Bash was a blast - thanks to Anton for arranging and for going ahead and showing up despite arriving home prior to the the event to find that he'd been broken into. And thanks to WUNC for hosting, Lulu.com for providing the munchies and for WRAL.com for buying the beers at Tyler's Speakeasy. The new WUNC studios in the American Tobacco complex are damn nice!
It was great to see a number of people that I've met and to meet more that I haven't but honestly the highlight for me was meeting and chatting with two people that I feel as if I should have known for many years. Karen Mann, ex-music writer for the Indy and writer of Mann's World was great to talk to - I'm sure I was babbling talking about old bands we'd seen/met/booked/written about but with the transient nature of the population around here it's really nice (and rare) to have the opportunity to talk about that kind of shared experience. Karen's blog is a great read - she's much more up on the local music scene that I have been in years.
The second was Keith Weston, who I've been listening to for many years on WUNC as the host of Back Porch Music (along with Freddie Jenkins, who I DID know back in the day). It was great to talk to Keith and even better was the introduction to his webcast, which I am listening to now and frankly, you should be too. As Keith puts it, DeeperIntoMusic is "a thoughtful mix of alternative, pop, oldies, select electronica - sprinkled with a dash of surprises." And it is now my favorite webstation.