Hey- it’s Tiny Desk Time!
No idea what that is? Tiny Desk is a music series on NPR, and they have an online contest where you send in videos. It lacks the twitter fed witty banter and barroom vulgarity of CXCW, as well as the total punk-rock DIY craziness- I’m pretty sure Two Mule Blues ISN”T going to blow anything up for Tiny Desk (NPR might not be their thing)- and no taco Tuesday, but it is indy people putting up vids of original music- and unlike CXCW, there are actual prizes (not complaining mind you- I once got some stickers and a Lusty Monk t-shirt at CXCW). I miss the connection of CXCW. It was in no way a contest- mustard t-shirts aside- it was more a gathering-without-leaving-your-couch of like-minded music folks. There was an enormous conversation happening on twitter- in fact the videos were really the excuse to have the conversation. Because of CXCW I got in touch with a much larger community of people making music in really great ways. But like all good things it’s time has passed.
So people are throwing down at Tiny Desk.
The videos are searchable by zip code, so while shamelessly searching for my own vid, I realized a bunch of people I know had also done videos, so I thought I’d collect a few in a ‘Tiny Desk, North Central Colorado Edition.’ So here ya go.
Ben Hannah– I run in to Ben at one of my favorite open mics from time to time. Ben writes some really awesome songs. Especially this one.
Anne Stott- She’s my sister, and she doesn’t live anywhere near here. But I’ve met her a couple of times and she’s pretty cool.
This is in no way a comprehensive list. These are just the people who came up that I’ve actually met at one point or another. You should be looking at the rest of the Tiny Desk Postings. ‘Cause it’s cool.
Here’s mine, with my friend Brian Eyster on dobro. This song is on my record Dirt & Heartache, which you can pre-order here.
By the way. I could use another Lusty Monk tshirt. If you’re listening.