THE M:M MUSIC TEAM (LOTR): Crystal Ann Lea, Meg MacDonald, Rene Magallon
"Knock Me Off My Feet"
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
"Kill in the Cure"
"One More Chance"
"Abraham Martin and John"
The re-acclimation process after Boulder is always a difficult one for me and this year was no exception.
I went to sleep on a pillow with no complimentary cookie, woke up to orange juice with no champagne in it and I had to make my own bed.
This is a rabbit hole that I fall into every year and every year it gets harder and harder to climb out.
After a full Sunday of no airports, no music, no panels, no one texting me at 3 a.m., I am slowly recovering. I’m no longer seeing double due to a lack of oxygen, a lack of sleep and the lack of alcohol is a welcome break.
The pros and cons of Boulder abound.
BOULDER BAD: No one has figured out how to breathe there and we all discovered at check-out that the canisters of oxygen in our rooms were not complimentary. BOULDER GOOD: Everyone figured out to pace themselves on the edibles this year.
BOULDER BAD: Airlines have become flying romper rooms. It was bad enough when kids would just cry and smack their gum, spilling their juice boxes and Cheerios all over their seat and yours, but now they do all those things while simultaneously playing video games on mini-iPads that apparently do not have headphone or mute capability. BOULDER GOOD: There is no counter-point to this.
I’m keeping this one short, I have to go attend to my cookie-less pillow.
And on a personal note, from all of us here at M:M Music, thank you so much for voting us Independent Promotion Company of the Year. It is truly humbling and we are honored and so fortunate to work in this business with all of you. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners this year.
“It’s nice to come back to work after a long weekend of stressing about work.”
LEWIS CAPALDI “Lewis Capaldi has the kind of deep, textured voice that you could listen to for hours. He finds expressive rough edges, then smooths them out into the sweetest of notes…Capaldi’s talent is tugging at heartstrings – or rather, pulling at them with all his vocal might.” – Time
“Sleater-Kinney’s first new song since 2015’s No Cities To Love blisters with desperation and desire, a promising hint of St. Vincent’s produced future we were promised” – NPR
“It’s a song to get listeners riled up - with desperation and a little bit of sef-loathing, but also with a catharsis of universal pain” – Time
“One of the finest vocalists and songwriters we’ve had the pleasure of discovering.” – Paste
“A perfect showcase of her gifts as a songwriter and vocalist.” – Fader
“Immediately captivating.” – Recording Academy
"If the first single "History Repeats" from the Alabama Shakes frontwoman's debut solo album Jaime, laid down some earthy funk, "Stay High" floats in the air, celebrating hard work with the love of home." – NPR
"The song 'Stay High' in and of itself is a beautiful and heartfelt ode to Howard's father, that brings a warmth to your heart no matter what. But, watching it with the accompanying video...the love is overwhelming." – The 405