by Dan Bolles
A few weeks ago, I was approached by Big Heavy World founder — and all around good guy — Jim Lockridge, who asked me to participate as a panelist in the upcoming local music conference, Indiecon. Always willing to help BHW, I eagerly accepted and now am a member of the Press & Airplay panel with such local luminaries as Matt Grasso (programming director of 99.9 The Buzz), Pat Floyd (Music Director at WRUV), Rik Palieri (Songwriter's Notebook) and bizarro me, The Free Press' Brent Hallenbeck — whom I've actually yet to meet, oddly enough.
I'm not exactly sure what to expect, but I'm kind of excited about being involved. I'm a big fan of BHW and any opportunity I have to make myself sound important — and possibly have people believe it — is always welcome.
PS- I expect to see you all at Club Metronome tonight for Akron/Family. They are sofa king good.
PPS- I didn't see any of you at Aesop Rock last night. Maybe you were there but I just couldn't see you through the mob of fitted hat-wearing, battle-rapping high-school kids. Yikes!