Independent internet bloggers don’t always get to conduct interviews in optimum conditions. Sometimes rooms are dark, it’s not very quiet, and since I make a college students’ living, I don’t own very sophisticated recording equipment (yet). And sometimes all of those poor conditions rear their ugly heads at once and make an interview very hard to conduct. This was the case on July 21st when I interviewed The Sword’s guitarist Kyle Shutt. However, despite the poor conditions and having to edit out a good portion of the interview, this one still turned out pretty cool. The video quality is awful, but you can still understand what we’re talking about. What’s really lame is that the best part of the interview had to get cut simply because the local act was started their soundcheck halfway through the interview. It’s not like they were trying to sabotage my interview, but it still sucks being a victim of circumstance. Check it out after the jump.
Well, I waited till 2009 was over before I’d post my top ten list. Figured I’d give all the albums a chance to leave an impression.
So yeah, everyone makes it a big deal to post their year-end list. Big deal, right? It seems like a lot of people just rank the albums in the order in which they liked them, which I guess, subjectively, that’s what all of us will do. But I tried to think abstractly for this one. Some of it is opinionated, yes, but I took a lot of things into account. I won’t list those things, but you’ll see what I mean. Full list after the jump.