Whartscape recap, J. Roddy Walston & the Business profile
Happy Monday morning, gang. How was your weekend?
I had a nice and relaxing one, for a chance. I'm actually feeling good on a Monday morning, which is a first for me, in a while at least.
What did you miss this weekend? Well, Whartscape had to deal with the monsoon that swept in yesterday afternoon/evening. Julie Scharper was there for it, and wrote this Whartscape recap for the paper.
Also, ace photographer Josh Sisk shot three days of the experimental music festival. Here's a link to his Whartscape photos. ...
Lastly, my big J. Roddy Walston & the Business profile came out yesterday. It was the centerpiece of the Sunday Arts section, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little proud of it.
The story opens with the difference between rock and rock 'n' roll. I had a quote that I knew would never make the paper, so I decided to put it here:
"Rock 'n' roll is big and mysterious and romantic," Walston said. "Rock bands make theme songs for date rape."
Glad they're a rock 'n' roll band, and not one of those rock bands.
Last but certainly not least, I pitched in for the faux reality TV show piece which ran in today's paper. Have you seen it yet? It's a list of five reality TV show spinoffs -- like, what if these shows were filmed in Maryland.
Instead of "Jersey Shore," it's "Eastern Shore." Then there's the "The Avenue" (a spin-off of "The Hills") and more. Sun writer Jill Rosen did a hilarious job with it. Since I'm the Eastern Shore native, I wrote the "Eastern Shore" section. I'm sure we'll get some angry reader e-mails, but this one's worth it.