Monday, April 25, 2011

A Pair Of News: New Orleans & A New Job


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is just days away, and like I've done every year but one since 1999,  I will fly down, not drive down, to New Orleans. The big name acts lined up for this year's festival seem further away from New Orleans "Jazz & Heritage" than ever before, with Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper and Mrs. Lauren Hill gearing up for their big stage performances. Also on tap, Robert Plant, Wilco, Jeff Beck, Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists and The Avett Brothers.

Of course, that's not what it's all about. For me, it's always been about the great New Orleans artists that I rarely, if ever get to see outside of the Crescent City, like John Boutte, Germaine Bazzle, Astral Project, Li'l Band O' Gold, Derek Douget, Jon Cleary, Joe Krown, Panorama Jazz Band, the great Bob French and just about every wonderful gospel group that will be performing in the awe-inspiring Gospel Tent.

You can see the daily stage line-ups HERE

Posting will continue, with music updates and reports from the fairgrounds, as well as the many night time club shows I hope to attend.



THE OTHER NEWS

Last week, I landed a new gig. I will be working acquisitions for Indiepix Films, as well as contributing regularly to their blog. Please check them out here and stay tuned for my first piece on a wonderful new documentary called "Last Summer At Coney Island." It's a fantastic company, much like Netflix, but with a focus solely on independent films. Needless to say, I'm excited about all of this.

Tomorrow, I will be posting a very special and very early "WEEKEND MIX," to carry you all over until I get back. 

Okay boys and girls, stay tuned.

24 comments:

Holly Cara Price said...

and in other news... that's fantastic! they couldn't pick a better guy for the job. have a great trip down to NOLA and have a beignet for me!

Marcia said...

Wow! Congrats on the new gig! Sounds like it will be perfect for you! Good luck with it..and maybe you will keep us up on cool indie films in addition to music??!! Fantastic news..I am very happy for you!

Rich said...

Props all around, Sal. If you're there until the end, I'll be there on the last day (May 8th). Hope to see you then.

Anything Should Happen said...

Great News, Good Luck, Safe Trip

cmealha said...

Truly happy for you. Best of luck and enjoy the pilgrimage.

Troy said...

Congratulations on the new gig. I absolutely share your love of the local flavor of Jazzfest (as opposed to the BNAs) and hope you have a great fest! Look forward to some dispatches from the front line.

Steve said...

Sal,
Enjoy New Orleans.
Best with the gig.
And very happy to be reading your insightful, illuminating posts.
Let the Good Times.>.>.>.>
Best, sb

DeepKarma said...

That is great news...best of luck with the new gig!!!

Les said...

This is awesome topped with spectacular wrapped in praline bacon!

pattirules said...

awesome for you!!!

Robin said...

Fantastic news. Good luck with your new job. Have a safe trip.

itsok2beright said...

Great news! I knew you always had the talent to 'work acquisitions'?

Enjoy the ride.

Theresa K. said...

congrats sal!

steve simels said...

Mazel Tov on the gig. Sounds like a perfect fit....

Rushbo said...

Well done Sal!

Enjoy NO - especially the Gospel.

Safe trip,

ian

Anonymous said...

Congrats Sal! Nice to hear of good things happening to good people. Looking forward to hearing about your trip and the music you hear.

soundsource said...

don't miss rance allen at the gospel tent and all of the above comments as well (I don't think there's a your an asshole in there I hope)

David Handelman said...

WA-friggin-HOO!

Leon said...

Way to go! You're on a roll, Sal... glad to see good things coming to a cool cat. Enjoy your new job and looking forward to that next Weekend Mix...

(Wishing I was at Jazz Fest too, dammit!!)

Dave said...

Congrats on both fronts! I've probably spent as much time watching documentaries as listening to music, so I hope you'll let us know when the blogging begins.

kevin m said...

Great news about your new gig Sal. enjoy JazzFest!

Meanstreets said...

Sal, I have always kept a good thought for you that someday you would find additional employment in a media related position invloving the " arts ".... This sounds perfect for you....all the best Brother....

Sal Nunziato said...

Thanks Meanstreets. I know you're looking out.

Jared said...

Congratulations! Best of luck!