Posts Tagged SXSW
While I did not get to go to SXSW, thanks to podcasts I can catch up on what I missed. Over the next few weeks, as I run across stuff, I will strive to link it here.
First up, thanks to a tip from Jim Romenesko, I learned about The Boston Phoenix’s piece, The 15 Awesome SXSW Interactive Panels Every Journalist Should Listen To.
Article first published as Musician J.D. McPherson on Signs & Signifiers on Technorati.
These are busy times for musician J.D. McPherson, seeing as this week he will be making the rounds at SXSW, then next month will see Rounder Records re-release his album, Signs & Signifiers (initially released by his bass player Jimmy Sutton’s HiStyle Records in 2010). McPherson is a singer/songwriter who clearly has an affinity for music’s history, but with a distinctive voice that defies any comparison and that is garnering him an increasing amount of attention. Last week he learned that his music had been nominated in the rock/hard rock category by the Independent Music Awards. This was on the heels of learning last month that Decca Records will be releasing his Signs & Signifiers in the United Kingdom, news that pleased him so much that he tweeted “This is more special than gold to me”. McPherson was recently kind enough to answer a few of my questions about the making of his album in this email interview. After reading the interview, be sure to check his tour page to see if he’s playing near you.
How important was it to you to be able to record Signs & Signifiers in 100% analog?
It was my first experience recording in this way, and I can promise you that I have no interest in recording in any other environment from here on out. It was a completely exciting and rewarding process.
I’m pleasantly surprised to write that NPR had the best coverage of the Alex Chilton Memorial Show, which happened at SXSW this past Saturday night. Read about it and watch some videos here. One great moment for me, I like being reminded how good a singer REM’s Mike Mills is.