Well, I’ve been doing this blogging thing for more than a year now, and the difference between online friends and IRL friends no longer exists. The number of amazing people I have met in the indie music world that I am lucky enough to now call friends is uncanny. I wanted to show my appreciation for all of the awesome blogger/music writer folks that have helped me realize it’s ok to obsess over music 24/7 and made me feel like I’m a part of something bigger.
So I am introducing a new monthly (possibly bi-monthly) series on GITNB, that is my way of saying thanks to those folks mentioned above, and a chance to give back to the community that I love so much. This was also an opportunity for me to give you, the reader, some insight into the blogs that have influenced me. Consider it my own personal take on #FF (Follow Fridays). The series will consist of a five question interview with a different blogger/writer each time, along with a few word associations and of course, a list of what you should be listening to. Hopefully you’ll discover a new blog or artist you haven’t heard of yet. You might even learn something new.
For my very first edition of “Get To Know Your Neighbor,” I chose Peter of Ears of the Beholder. I have been friends with Peter for quite some time, and he was the first person to really support my music obsessions and kind of lead me down the rabbit hole of music blogging. He is also one of my SXSW housemates and one of my favorite people to go to shows with. Peter has done so many amazing things for the indie music scene that I felt the need to honor him with the very first interview. Guy is the shit.
Check out what EOTB says you should be listening to and read the interview after the jump!