Archive for the 'Simon Joyner' Category

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

  I’ll stand on Steve Earle’s coffee table in my Chuck Taylors and say that Simon Joyner is every bit the songwriter Townes Van Zant was. To me and many other appreciators of fine songwriting, Joyner’s status as a songwriter nonpareil is objective and self-evident. Aristotle warned that “when the storytelling in a culture goes […]

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

There is something squarely stubborn about releasing a vinyl-only double record in 2012. In an industry currently dominated by mixtapes and playlists, modern music consumers increasingly lack the attention span required to sit through one whole side of a vinyl record, let alone four. With so much content vying for our attention, an 87-minute album […]