Monday, 29 September 2008

'Music Lives On The Internet' - Interview #8

If you're a frequent reader of Terrible Love Songs (thanks!) you'll recognize this blog post is part of a series called 'Music Lives On The Internet' where I ask other music bloggers a set of questions about their blog and music in general.

This week we're talking to Consequence of Sound which is a New York based, Chicago influenced music blog whose mission is to cover the music world as it has never been covered before. I read they have over 6,000+ daily users, so lets find out what it's all about.

Name (or pseudonym for the shy):
Alex Young

Blog Name:

What is your blog is about?
CoS is a music focused blog offering news, reviews, interviews, and other features that seek to inform and educate anyone who has even the remotest interest in music.

What started you blogging?
I officially launched CoS in September of 2007. We just celebrated our one year anniversary last week by giving away an exclusive mixtape:

First record you bought?
Jeez, that's a touch. I believe it was R.E.M.'s Monster. The album cover looked cool.

Last piece of music that got your heart racing?
Recorded? I'm a big National fan so anything that sounds even somewhat similar to "Mr. November" got my heart going. So lets just say I'm a fan of Cold War Kid's "Something Is Not Right With Me".

Live? Yeah, I'm obsessed but "Mr. November" closing out The National's set at Lollapalooza last month was pretty awesome.

Last gig that made you say "Wow"?
Hmm. Really "wow"? Probably the Springsteen show I went to in Richmond, VA back in August. That was my seventh or eighth time seeing the Boss live and he still leaves me jaw-dropped.

Where do you find out about new music?
I wade through countless press release and blogs like yours and mine every hour of every day.

What would you like to see more of in the music world?
Good question. Probably more artists telling the major labels to go "F themselves" and doing the Radiohead/NIN approach. It's all about concert ticket sales anyway, right?

Favourite music venue?
Bowery Ballroom in NYC

Favourite music store?
There's this used back store back home (Manassas, VA) where you can get 10 cds for about $20.00. That's pretty stellar.

Which blogs do you read?
Too many to even list, but some of my favorites include Brooklyn Vegan, Drowned in Sound, Hidden Track, and Ear Farm.

What songs would you include on the soundtrack to your life?
Put all the material ever produced by The Clash - minus Cut The Crap - and draw it out of a hat. I'd probably be content with whatever is chosen.

In 10 years time music will be....
The same as today, but with even less labels. Everyone will be doing it themselves. Hopefully, ticketmaster will also cease to exist.

If you could have 3 musicians over to your place, they would be...
Joe Strummer, Tim Armstrong, and Ben Kweller. Imagine that party!

Alex, thanks for taking part. This video is for you:

The National - Mr November

If you're interested in reading some or all (that's a lot of reading so good luck!) of the interviews carried out so far, here are the links:

Interview #7 - Nine Bullets
Interview #6 - The OCMD
Interview #5 - Lonesome Music
Interview #4 - Count Me Out
Interview #3 - The Middle Distance Runner
Interview #2 - Blend Apparel
Interview #1 - Stress Management

Right, who's next?

If you are interested in taking part in a 'Music Lives On The Internet' interview, drop me an email at tlsreview@ gmail dot com.

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