“Fun” stuff–I have a story in the spring Notre Dame Magazine about trying to stay awake for those late weeknight shows! Check out “Out Past My Bedtime.“
FLYMF alum Laura Callier is getting some deserved acclaim for the synth tracks she’s produced under the name Gel Set. Give them a listen on her SoundCloud page!
Laura’s story My Washington Romance was published in FLYMF’s Greatest Hits. She also contributed Old Food, Seeing Other People, Nobody Likes My Pink Shiny Miniskirt Except Me, Prematurely Pruned and Holidaze.
FLYMF alum Zachary Locklin has two albums of solo ambient music available for free download on bandcamp under the name St. Heron: Thick as a Wren’s Bone and Junky Buildings. Check them out!
I’ve enjoyed the AV Club’s recurring “Undercover” series, where they have bands come in to cover songs picked by their readers. (Wye Oak’s cover of the Kinks’ “Strangers” is probably the highlight.)
Today offered another fun one as Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars teamed up to cover the Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy,” one of my all-time guilty pleasures. Fun stuff.)
Just wanted to share a great resource for beginning to listen to classical music. Get Into Classical offers an easy start for the non-initiate. There are some some gentle introductions to the genre, recommendations for pieces to start with and then profiles of classical eras and composers. The text is fun and light without pandering to the reader. I worked my way through the whole site and found a lot of music I enjoyed (and some I didn’t—sorry Shostakovich!).