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SPIN Gives Some Love (Courtesy of the Houston Press) [10/07/2008 02:31:00 PM]:
While I'll freely admit I could generally give a crap about what SPIN
publishes -- no offense to the mag, but I barely have enough bandwidth to read all the junk I already
read, so I have to limit the music mag-ness to CMJ NMM
-- I'm stoked as hell to see said big-time magazine devoting a whole two-page spread to my adopted hometown
. (Scroll almost all the way to the bottom of the right-hand navigation thingy to see it.)
Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray apparently got tapped by SPIN to write up our fair city, and he did a truly fine job of squishing all the music-related goodness 'round H-town into easily-digestible format. A lot of bands/clubs got a bye, obviously -- despite the relative obscurity we enjoy/endure here, you'd need a whole issue, in my book, to do this city's music scene justice -- but he picked some truly worthy stuff to highlight. Miss Leslie? Yesssss...she's awesome. Indian Jewelry? Oh, yeah; Tex & co. deserve far more acclaim than they're ever likely to get. And Notsuoh, and Little Joe, and...well, you get the gist.
Hrm. I may have to go out and actually purchase a copy of the magazine, for once. Big, big kudos to Chris for pulling this off. I do find something oddly comforting and neat about all the amazing people laboring all on their own down here, but I recognize that that's just me being selfish & wholeheartedly hope Houston gets dragged more often into the light. (Hell, this site wouldn't exist if I didn't want that to happen, obviously...) Great job, man. Should we ever meet real-live and in-person, I think I owe you a beer, at least.
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