While we don't believe someone expressing their sexuality to be newsworthy, it's always nice to show support for those in the community who are brave enough to do so. Today, Jenny Owen Youngs has come out of the closet and written a lengthy blog about her sexuality. All of us at AP.net couldn't be more proud and happier for Jenny and we hope that her act of courage inspires others.
Iím writing to tell you, among other things, that I am super gay. This may or may not come as a surprise to you. If it does: Surprise! If it does not: You were right all along! Either way: Hooray! I didnít want to come out. I donít want coming out to be a thing that anyone has to do. A short list of things...
This year marks the ten year anniversary for XtraMile Recordings. Throughout the rest of the year the label will be creating special anniversary releases and brand new merchandise; announcing exclusive competitions and XM10 gigs featuring acts from their ever-increasing roster. Weíre also taking-over a stage for an evening at the 2000trees UK Festival in July hosting Xtra Mile acts playing intimate, one-off acoustic sets. More information to be announced.
Daniel Rinaldi (Bedlight For Blue Eyes) is seeking help from the music community who has always lent their support. Just a few days ago, a friend's family was in a major car crash, resulting in the death of their child and serious injuries. Everyone is currently undergoing surgery which is a huge expense. Please donate what you can.
Sargent House Records is looking to hire a jack of all trades creative who can shoot videos & edit them and who knows their way around photoshop for video and design work. This job is based in Los Angeles, so if this applies to you and you're interested, send an them an email.
Bobby Womack, who released the superb "comeback" album The Greatest Man In The Universe last year which was produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and is in the early stages of the disease.
Happy Thanksgiving! Spend time with family while eating a lot of turkey and mashed potatoes. Oh and enjoy Black Friday (I know I will). Let us know what you're thankful for in the replies. Have an awesome day, everyone!
A free compilation of like-minded heavy artists titled The Outsiders can be downloaded on Bandcamp. It features unreleased tracks from Old Wounds, Astronomer and Ancient Shores along with recent material from Raindance, Casting Curses, Mountain Man and more.