February 6, 2012

The Conclusion – with a Twist

According to the calendar, it’s been over 7 months since my last post here at Dryvetyme Onlyne. To be honest with you, I’ve really enjoyed not writing music reviews on what seemed to be a perpetual basis. Have I missed writing them? Absolutely. Do I feel like working a full-time job and attempting to operate a D-List music blog on a nearly full-time basis on my own at the same time? Not in the slightest.

Thus, it is with a strangely happy heart that I have decided to close the door and shutter the windows of Dryvetyme Onlyne once and for all, but I do so while seeking out another aperture or two. It really boils down to this – since a 7-month hiatus is quite a long time in Internet “years,” I felt that making a return to this specific website wouldn’t be very interesting or worth my time. Sure, I might have over 5 years of fantastic content stored here, but if I were to attempt any sort of return to regular writing (whether it be music review, short stories, or anything else), I wanted it to be new, fresh, and as free from stress as possible.

Thus, I’m going to start penning record reviews again, but I will be posting them instead to my personal Tumblr site – aptly named Dryvetyme Onlyne. Simply put, the relaxed and whimsical feel of that platform greatly suits my attitude about the music review these days, and along with my Twitter feed, it presents a picture of my personality and worldview that is much more holistic in nature. I probably won’t post 4-6 reviews a week like I did in the good ol’ days; I think 1 a week or so will probably do the trick.

As usual, I also have several different ideas for books brewing, and maybe I’ll finally work up the courage and momentum to pursue one of those ideas to its proper conclusion. If I can succeed with If This Parking Lot Could Speak, I should feel confident enough to finish another book or two in my lifetime. Thus, I can’t chase down other literary dreams if all I’m doing is writing record reviews about whatever hip buzzbands happen to be occupying space in my inbox this week.

All in all, I’ve enjoyed my time operating this site. I might have not become the next well-known music critic, but I’ve met some great people and listened to some fantastic records. In the long run, that’s what I enjoy most about music as an art form – it has this curious ability to provide both the backing soundtrack and the driving impetus for an amazing time with your friends and family.

Thanks to everyone who has ever read a review, left a comment, or given me any sort of encouragement about Dryvetyme Onlyne. If you do happen to visit this site and are interested in submitting music for a potential review, please visit me at the “other” Dryvetyme Onlyne or follow me on Twitter – I’m much more interesting there.

Peace.

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May 16, 2011

Media Monday – 5/16/2011

Another week has begun, so it’s good that I have a new gaggle of tunes for you.

The most important record that I could provide for you this week is the 46-band compilation for Treasure Fest. Just because most of us won’t be present for this fantastic shindig doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the music!

Also for your listening pleasure, here’s “Falling Off The Reel, Volume 3” – from Truth And Soul Records.

And though I don’t usually post links to Soundcloud, I couldn’t resist pointing readers to the new song from Holy Fiction“More Than Ever” (Encircled Lovers In A Snowstorm Remix).

  1. Music:
    a. “Perfect Day”Cassettes Won’t Listen
    b. “The Echoes”Cassettes Won’t Listen
    c. “Baby Missiles”The War On Drugs
    d. “Ghostsong”Daniel Knox
    e. “Violin Case”Point Juncture, WA
    f. “La Hechicera de la Jeringa”Premonition 13
    g. “Casablanca Nights”Johan Agebjörn
    h. “Watch The World Go By” (Young Galaxy Remix)Johan Agebjörn
    i. “Cataplexy”Screens
    j. “Believe In Magic (featuring Lloyd and Girl Talks”Jim Jones
    k. “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” (Chicago Cover) – Brad Laner
    l. “Tiger Trees”Grooms
    m. “Here You Call”Guards
    n. “Song In Three”Here We Go Magic
    o. “New Age Dinosaur”Radical Dads
  2. Video:
    a. “Swung On A Swing”Jonny Rodgers
    b. “The Stale Breath Of A 1000 Lucrative Club Bangers”Big Pauper
    c. “California Baby”Cliffie Swan
    d. “Evryman For Himself”Daniel Knox
    e. “Violin Case”Point Juncture, WA
    f. “The Pointed Stick”Dead Rider
    g. “Julius”Strfkr
    h. “Two Boys”Sin Fang
    i. “Late Mornings”Amor de Días
    j. “Baby, I WIll Leave You In The Morning”Marissa Nadler
    k. “I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep Either”FM Belfast

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