I write something long and thoughtful --- or at least long --- and I tend to get almost no reaction. Does that mean I said it so well that there's nothing to be added or discussed? Hmmm, let me use that illusion.
Write something about ... let's see ... I blame Dick Cheney for the downfall of the Orioles! ... and watch the comments roll! :)
Ok, here's my new band of the moment: The Juliana Theory. I heard some stuff from them a couple years back because they wrote a song about a college I was at briefly. Just struck me as serendipitous. Good, pretty basic emo. Then on their second album, there was an extended piece called "You Always Say Goodnight" that was stunning. Not a GREAT song, but it showed the range most bands of that genre lack. Third album's a bit overproduced (typical Jerry Harrison) but still very powerful and there's continued growth. Even in today's musical climate, I think they're poised to breakout with their next album.