I can't believe we've got this far without a major disagreement occurring between Mine and YourZ (truly). Oh there have been plenty of heated discussions but this is to be expected. You can't put two spirited, opinionated and intelligent people together on a project like this and not expect some heated debate. Add to the mix we're married and it really is a surprise we haven't resorted to base urges and tried to strangle each other in our sleep.
I think we've mentioned in previous wrapups how much we're enjoying this. To reiterate, it has invigorated our collective love of music, has us actively talking about and seeking out new artists and opened our eyes to just how fucking awesome our collection is (even if I do say so myself).
This month, I was stoked to be able to review a few of my all time favourite bands (Led Zeppelin, Queens Of The Stoneage and Gomez) as well as one of my new favourite bands (Clutch) who I also got to see perform a blistering live set. They kicked serious arse!
We also had the chance, as Mine mentions below, to see Rockwiz, where we stood out by being loud, boisterous know alls. We spent half the night laughing and the other half rocking out. We would gladly do it all again tomorrow and the day after too.
Our giveaway, after much deliberation, is to one of our regular(ish) respondents but also the author of some of the funniest, most astute music writing we've read. We're going to send one of our favourite CDs, The Sleepy Jackson's Lover (review here) to Seano from Circle Of Fits (see this blog here), because we think he'd enjoy it as much as we do. Seano, if you read this, send us an email with your address and we'll send you some padded baggy goodness.
Finally, another word about our Freebies. This is the list in our sidebar of CDs we are GIVING AWAY. We're not asking for anything of you other than an email stating what you'd like, why you'd like it and an address where we can send it. You don't even have to worry about postage. If there is nothing on the list that interests you, tell your friends to check it out. Our only motivation is we'd rather see these CDs go to a good home than become landfill. Let me say it again - FREE CDS!
We're a quarter of the way through this journey and I'm still getting a thrill from all the music I'm listening to and talking about. Plus each time we get the pointy stick and the blindfold out (that's how we pick the CDs to review, dear reader) we always have another conversation - about how close we came to almost picking more favourite albums.
And this month we both established ourselves as true music nerds, by going to see RocKwiz being filmed at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. Neither of us had the opportunity to show our mean music skillz, but we sure had fun yelling out the answers and waving our hands in the air.
So at the three-month-mark, I guess I'm just getting more and more enthused about the wide range of music we enjoy. Onward!