by Amy Atkins
Because I work at an alt-weekly that hits stands on Wednesdays, Mondays and Tuesdays are tough. We (the rest of the editorial team and I) put in a lot of hours on those two days, working hard to get a good product out. Which means I usually have little time for anything other than writing, editing and getting the pages ready for the printer. However, because a lot of what I'm doing is reading, I usually have my headphones plugged in to my work Mac, my very cool new IBM Thinkpad laptop, my Sandisk 1GB mp3 player (with its cool armband) or my 20GB iRiver mp3 player. If I'm plugged into my work Mac or my Thinkpad, I'm probably listening to 3wk internet radio. They offer two options: indie rock or classic rock and indie rock is my station of choice.
I've been listening to my new obsession Brightblack Morning Light, but I've also been listening to the new release by Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles, Reverse Odyssey. If indie flavored singer-songwriter music appeals to your tastes, this is definitely one to hear.
In busting my ass this week, I had the chance to interview two very cool men: animator Bill Plympton (I'm a BIG fan), who's new film Hair High will be playing at our local arthouse theater, and String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann who, with SCI drummer, Michael Travis, will be performing in Boise with their side project, EOTO on Tuesday the 31st. Both very cool, very smart men. Read the interviews at www.boiseweekly.com.