The backstory to this post:
Last fall I started writing music reviews for our local, independent newspaper--The Outpost. It was an incredibly sweet gig for me. I got paid to write about and take photos of great concerts that I was already going to attend anyways! I got to share my love of music and writing with the whole town! It was sweet.
Unfortunately, as is the case with all too many awesome print media sources, the paper closed shop at the end of January. It is a loss for me personally and for our greater community. The independent paper is where I got the GOOD news that was happening in our town. Our mainstream city newspaper tends to focus on negativity and crime too much for me.
The Outpost's closure also left me with an interview with John Skehan from Railroad Earth which I had nowhere to publish except here. And there you have it.