along: Mitch Elrod croons at the Lark Street Book
Undoubtedly, many of us have made some New Year’s resolutions
for 2005. Unattainable or not, we make them, and most of
us break them, but hey, we have good intentions, right?
Out of curiosity (or sheer nosiness—you choose), we polled
some local musicians to see what they were determined to
accomplish this year (yes, musicians can have resolve, too).
Trash, singer-guitarist of the Erotics: “I’ve already
made my resolution three months ago. I stopped drinking.
Now it’s been 90 days of sobriety.”
Carlton, singer-guitarist for the Sixfifteens: “Stop
taking advice from John Rodat.”
singer-guitarist for Kitty Little: “Find new and creative
ways to continue to make a spectacle of myself at all costs.”
Gleason, band leader for Sensemaya: “Sensemaya’s No.
1 New Year’s resolution is to keep the music hot and the
Mike Grosshandler, singer-guitarist for the Velmas:
“I resolve to continue working my arse off in order to reach
my goal of musical world domination.”
Patneaude, jazz saxophonist:“In terms of a resolution
for the coming year, I’d like to make better use of my free
time, something I resolve to do every year and never wind
Skane, singer-songwriter: “My new year’s resolution
is to do whatever I can to reunite Boston, Mass., rockers
the Neighborhoods for one more gig!”
Rowe, singer-songwriter: “My No. 1 resolution was to
quit my day job. Mission accomplished!”
Michael Campion: “To finally record and release my acoustic
album The Foundation First in 2005 and continue to
be a supporter of the local music and art scene.”
Martin, musician, recording engineer, video artist:
“I resolve to commit freaky experiments in new and exciting
fields for a ’zine and CD I’m working on. And not to chicken
out about releasing it. There.”
Jorvic-Englarsson, drummer, Five Alpha Beatdown: “My
resoluting for New Year time is simple and this: To release
album Hello We Are Five Alpha Beatdown and conquer
America with much rocking.”
THE FOOD PANTRY It’s still the season for giving: Hop
on over to the WAMC Performing Arts
Studio (339 Central Ave., Albany) on Sunday (Jan.
9); the venue will host Food for the Pantry/Jazz
for the Soul, a jazz concert to benefit the Food Pantries
for the Capital District from 3 to 5 PM. Featured artists
include Rob Lindquist & the New
Regime, the Albany Jazz Collective, and Sensemaya.
The cost to see this show is $10 and can be ordered by calling
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TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW Don’t forget to visit our Web site,
www.metroland.net, where you’ll find a new link to pictures
taken at the Lark Street Book Shop on Tuesday,
Dec. 28, when a gathering of local singer-songwriters (including
Mitch Elrod, MotherJudge, Erin Harkes, Brian Bassett, Carl
Smith, Bryan Thomas, Rosanne Raneri and others) participated
in a celebration of the store’s
two-year-old monthly Tuesday-night acoustic-artist series.