Another Year, Another Blog

As many of my loyal followers noticed, I stopped blogging for almost the entirety of 2011. Well, it is now 2012, and I’m ready to blog again. Here’s the deal. I’m tired of making mixes, because I’m tired of having the same old music to.. mix. Don’t get me wrong, I love old music. The problem is, they don’t make it like they used to. Hopefully that is a true statement, and not a revelation that I’m getting old. But the radio hits these days just seem to get worse and worse. I take little to no pleasure in hearing truly new music.

The rest of the story, though, is I have recently relocated to a town outside of the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin, Texas. So if there is anything both good and new being created, I hope to find it here. So, goodbye, mix tapes. Hello, live music reviews!

Another change I’ve made in the past year: I have begun using a smart phone. The beauty of the smart phone, is that I can post pictures, videos, sound clips, and reviews, directly from the front lines of the pubs, clubs, and coliseums of Austin.

The challenge: find at least one, up-and-coming band and/or artist per month worthy of including in an old-fashioned Lena-style mix tape. The result: one killer, all brand-spankin’ new, mix of the year by the time the world ends (or doesn’t) in December.

It’s gonna be a wild ride, y’all. Welcome to Texas. Welcome 2012. Welcome back Lena Zen.

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