Kirsten Eamon-Shine 
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Re: “4 First Friday Shows to See

Hello simplyobserving,

Because Mali was out of town and unavailable to get back to us on a fact-check regarding a quote in her original post, we took the post down until she was able to get in touch with us. Mali and our lead editor touched base just a bit ago, and it is back up now:…

We also always welcome concerns, story ideas or other relevant information. I can be contacted directly at kirstenes (at) skybluewindow (dot) org.

Thanks for your concern,

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Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 11/08/2014 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Haunting Melodies

I enjoy that Rob is adding to the list when he was one of the original contributors. Revision is 90% of the work.

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Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 10/22/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “In My Closet: Alpha Blackburn

Hi Kelly!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. We've discussed it as an editorial team and hope that our next edition will get closer to meeting your visual wants!

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Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 10/03/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “WARMfest Dispatch: Day 2

Thanks, Jason. It's been updated.

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Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 09/05/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Two Heads are Better Than One

Sorry to disappoint, John. We tried, but the rights on that are pretty pricey for a nonprofit online arts magazine.

Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 05/05/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “TTK: Video Verite

Thanks, Mayowa!
Looks like Oxblood is having a moment in locally produced videos.

Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 02/26/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “This Year's Model

Interesting points, John. I'm especially glad to hear your perspective, with your knowledge and experience as an indie music professional.

That said, I do listen to full albums. But that's how I generally listen to music. I don't know if that's how most people listen to music - or if it's how they ever have. For example, my mom is a much more casual listener than I am. And, while threatening to take Tapestry or a Rod Stewart album from her collection could leave you in some serious danger of bodily harm, she is much more likely to listen to mixes I make for her ("I love the one that's like an Irish drinking song," she'll say about a Tom Waits song.) than albums. Unless they're Christmas music. But that's a whole different topic. (And, yes, she's got the Sufjan holiday albums.)

I think that David Byrne is arguing less about the realities of Spotify than the reality that people don't listen to music the way he thinks they should, which is the way that he does.

For the record, Ben and I both listen mostly to music we already or are considering owning on Spotify. This past month, you'd find me listening to Bandwagonesque, Son Lux's Lanterns, Phosphorescent's Muchacho, Smiths, PJ Harvey, Bob Dylan - all things that we already have or have just added to our collection (thanks, Ben, for giving me Lanterns). I bought Muchacho because Jeb played it at our house, then I listened to the whole album on Spotify the following day, and, when I stopped by LUNA for a Tonic Ball matter, decided that I wanted to own it, that I loved it. It's a much more complicated web than most of the simplifications that I've heard from many artist-critics.

But I'm a music person. I mean, I'm no Ben, but I've always consumed music mostly in LP-form. Even when I was little, Cyndi Lauper's She So Unusual was a huge part of my life - in its complete glory. My mom, though, would often skip to her favorite songs on a record. Or, heck, just listen to the radio and sing along to the Supremes (my first music memory). That seems to be how the average person consumes music, and I think, largely, that streaming services replicate that.

I love reading your thoughts on this - and for bringing up YouTube. Really great points, per the usual!

Posted by Kirsten Eamon-Shine on 01/03/2014 at 9:32 AM

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