So my life in May was pretty much on hold because I was switching jobs. And as regular readers might be aware, any slight modification in my life results in massive neglect to excellent online (hey, we've been doing this for over ten years, that says something right?). I was contacted by a recruiter for a Seattle-based company back in February and went through several phone interviews. After each one, I'd wait a week then politely ask for the status. Another week would go by then a response saying that I've advanced to the next step. So persistence is their first test. How badly do you want this job? Bad enough for you to keep emailing us?
After four phone interviews (all with their appropriate delays), I get invited for the onsite. I was pretty anxious this whole time but the onsite interview really kicks it into overdrive. Now I'm plagued with thoughts like, "how am I going to find a place to live in Seattle" or "will I adjust to the lack of sunshine." Truely first world problems because obviously I can adjust to anywhere.
While this is happening, I interview with a local company (I'm in southern California, btw) and they offer me the position but I tell them that I cannot accept until I interview in Seattle. I'm not going to bore you with the details of the interview other then to say it was a full day (10:30am-5pm, also interviewed during lunch!) and was the most intense interview I've ever had. They asked if I wanted to stay in Seattle an extra day to check out the city. But I was a big bag of nerves and wanted to get home as soon as possible and get back to my wife and kid. The weekend was more of the same, a nervous wreck. They were going to notify me on Monday evening about the status so I was super pissed that I didn't get a response until Tuesday morning. They declined. Bummer.
So I accepted the position from the other local company and while I'm sad that I'm not moving to Seattle, I think staying down here is good for me for right now. So that's why there hasn't been a post in a while. ;)
My first post-Coachella update. Looking back it was a pretty damn good festival, probably one of the best ones as far as how well it was organized. The best year for music is too hard to determine. It might be my last one as I'm just tired of the allergies and now with the two weekends of Coachella and all the local shows, it's not worth the hassle. In anycase, here are this week's updates. Enjoy!
Despite the headline, the real big news is that Grandaddy are gettin back together for some shows. Hopefully they'll have a full US tour. Check out the rest of the links below...
I skipped last week since it was a slow news week. Not actually slow since all the music blogs had tons of crap they were reporting. Just nothing new or interesting to me. (In a bad mood, sry)
The news was a little light last week as I spent a bunch of time in the hostpital with my wife as she was recovering from giving birth to our son. YAY! I'm a father!
Well, it's been a LONG time. The last update to this site was back in February but we're still very much alive. Mainly we've been keeping the twitter/facebook pages updated with news and getting that information back into the site has been a little tedious. So I'm going to start keeping our site updated as well with the stuff that gets posted in the previous week. More after the jump:
Groovy Train: Explosions in the Sky, New Elbow, She & Him, Radiohead, Strokes, Suede, Stone Roses-ish, Pixes
Lots of good stuff, especially the new Elbow track if you missed it. Plus the clip of Noel talking about how influential the Stone Roeses' Spike Island gig is pretty cool.
Purge #2: Death Cab, Joy Division, Smiths, Cypress Hill, Radiohead (as usual), She & Him, Elbow, Muse, Badly Drawn Boy and more
Here's the next round of updates that I've written over the last couple of months but never got around to posting. Enjoy!
Thursday Afternoon Delight: Pulp reunite, Nirvana covers, non-news for Radiohead, Neil Young Started the Fire, and more...
Lots of odd items in the roundup today. My favorite is the Neil Young story about his Hybrid car exploding. That's just good/bad stuff right there.