by Casey Rea
Took a brief break from posting to deal with some life stuff, all of it potentially good. Firstly, we're getting very close to choosing a replacement for yours truly (if such a thing is even possible, right?)
Secondly, Brooke and I are heading down to our nation's capital next Thursday to look for apartments and *stuff.* We'd previously planned to head out West, but DC was always a possibility. Anyway, I may have just been made an offer I can't refuse. No, it's not CIA. But that's about all I can tell you right now.
Let's get you fixed up with some reading material courtesy the wide world of alternative-newsweeklies:
You can't do windmills with a laptop. (Dallas Observer).
UMaine says "F-U" to RIAA. (Portland Phoenix).
Modern r&b chicks = no shame listening. Sort of. (City Paper).
Raccoon eyes does not a feisty "punk" chick make. (St. Louis Riverfront Times).
Some of you may be wondering what is going to happen to your beloved SolidState. Rest assured that Seven Days will still have a music blog, presumably overseen by the new hire. I have been busy constructing a brand new blog (with all of the old posts and comments intact) called The Contrarian. URL to be revealed soon.
Still, I'm planning on haunting the 7D music blog, most likely through annoying comments. I highly encourage you to do the same. Minus the annoying, of course.