Kevin Bronson's Buzz Bands column in Calendar Weekend is now a blog. He's been doing it quietly since New Year's Eve, but the news just filtered down. Bronson writes of himself that he "adores caffeine, judicious use of falsetto and the 6-4-3 double play. He abhors exclamation points, modern country and any notion that New York City is the center of the cultural universe. He's older than any music blogger he knows but has been known to pogo. He'll try not to pretend." His email to friends and colleagues adds
If you know me as a colleague, as a music industry contact or as the oldest guy in Spaceland on any given night, this will not be a big surprise. Even though it's been just a small slice of my job for the past 4-plus years, the Buzz Bands column in Calendar Weekend has sought to represent the burgeoning L.A. scene in our little newspaper. If you know me as a baseball teammate, as a moonlighting graphic artist, as an ex-colleague at a remote Midwestern outpost or as a grizzled ex-sportwriter, this might be news. I invite you to play along, and maybe expand your music horizons.
The blog will be a fairly L.A.-centric look at the people who make music here, as well as the people who are coming to town to play. Its focus will remain largely independent and/or emerging artists -- I figure you get enough of the so-called American Idols from the rest of the media. There will be downloadables when available legally, and show recommendations for L.A. people who like to get off the couch and see live music.
In his day job Bronson is deputy editor of Calendar Weekend.
* Noted: And on weekends he plays shortstop, pitches and bats leadoff in hardball leagues around L.A. He also gave Dodger Thoughts' Jon Weisman his first sportswriting internship.