Having been on the road a good 14 months now, I haven’t had as many opportunities to support my favorite artists this year. But that’s why I came up with this whole True Fan Boost idea in the first place, isn’t it? To use Labor Day as a reminder to do just that!
So even though I’m unemployed and living off savings, I’m going to make sure to give at least a little something to the people’s whose work I enjoy.
Jonathan Coulton, who made headlines this year with his interview on NPR, has just released a new album — perfectly timed to coincide with my Labor Day purchase! I just picked up the $10 digital download version of Artifical Heart, but I’ve yet to listen to it (I’ll wait until I have the time to give the first listen my full attention.) JoCo’s put a lot of his music out there already, but this album is different. It’s his first studio-produced outing and also his first major album with a theme. I also see he’s got Suzanne Vega on there! I’m looking forward to this.
But I’ll confess one thing. I haven’t played Portal 2 yet, so I removed one song from my playlist until I first listen to it at the end of the game. Spoilers!
If you’ve been following along on our travel site, Postcard Valet, you’ve probably heard me mention a couple new friends. We met Wendy and Dusty in Ecuador, hooked up with them again in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, and even lived in the same building for a time in Buenos Aires. We expect to see them again in Thailand in a couple months, too.