This winter had me up to my ears in music. I've been creating playlists and organizing my vinyl and digital music collections. On the winter nights that start now at about 5:30 pm, I find it soothing to order and organize music. It may come from an OCD streak or just my Taurean sense of order and harmony, but either way its a fun way to pass the time.
It's lucky I have been doing all this music listening, becuse after going to visit my friend and bartender Visa at his new bar, St Mary's Pub,Â I offered to play some records for an upcoming Saturday night! Luckily, I was taken up on the offer by the well dressed, snazzy owner, Jimmy Driscol. So DJ Lady Bacon and I have put together one glorious night of music, Bacon/Styxx. It debuts on Saturday December 17th at 9pm.Â Expect to hear bands like The Lightning seeds, Belly, Wild Nothing, and Joy Division. I would love to see you there!
I've also been writing for and designing a new online women's magazine with some talented friends called, Shamonica. It's one part culture rag, one part comic, and one part magic. We are still in the beta phase of the magazine, discovering our style and voice as we go. Expect a full launch of shamonica.com in early 2012. My most recent article features a winter playlist called: Music for Mystics. Listen online right now!