If you enjoy this podcast (and if you're reading this, I hope you would at this point) and live in New York (god help you), you're certainly welcome to come see/hear me DJ live in person with my pal Jenn at young person gathering place Alphaville. Live podcasts are all the rage now and this is sort of like that. Except no ads for Bonobos. So not at all.
(Above: Kenny Omega, who had a pretty good 2016 himself)
My best podcast of the year is usually the first one. Why? Because I've read a whole bunch of other people's best of the year list from the preceding year and cherry picked my favorites from what I hadn't heard. This podcast is truly standing on the shoulders of giants. (Giants, in the case, usually meaning former fanzine editors in their late 40s/early 50s.)
This is the first Unblinking Ear Podcast of this brave new era where facts, reason, qualifications and general decency don't matter any more. I feel the word "fiasco" will acheive a new prominence in the coming years. Anyway, here's some tunes to get you through these dark times.
So I'm going to go ahead and say this podcast is now monthly. This not by design. Not really be necessity either. More by convenience. That means the next podcast we'll have a new president elect. I'm pulling for Tiffani Mims. She looks like a nice lady.
I'm going to forgo my usual apology for the lateness of this podcast and instead, simply tell you what's been going on in Unblinking Ear HQ in the interim:
Our showcases for the Northside Fest were enormously successful (read: adequate). If you missed out, you can hear the Gotobeds set on NYC Taper.
Our name your price digital single series Office Supplies continued with entries from Trés Oui and Big Bliss. We also have a tote/record bag (as modeled by Taylor above) available for sale! It comes with a free download of our Serious Rockers comp (though you should really own it already).
Two months ago I promised big news from Unblinking Ear HQ. (And I think I may have actually delivered.) But the Unblinking Ear Records Official Northside Showcase is probably even bigger news. Contemplate that while you listen to this array of specially chosen musical selections.