I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to contribute to One Week / One Band, one of the best music sites around. I’m just as excited that I get the week to focus on Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, one of my favorite bands. A million thanks to Hendrik for the opportunity!
The introductory post is already up here, so go check it out and please follow OW/OB on Tumblr and on Twitter (@OneWeekOneBand), not just because I’m writing there, but because some of the best music writing this year was hosted here. If you’re new to that site, I strongly recommend browsing the Past Entries page, and if you’re looking for more specific recommendations, Jonathan Bogart’s entries on the Faces, Tom Ewing’s on the KLF, Lisa Ann Cassidy’s on the early R.E.M. albums, and Isabel Cole’s posts on Liz Phair from last week are all incredible.
As for this blog, each night I will have a rundown of links to things I wrote in case you need to catch up, but all of the music and videos will be on the OW/OB site, so be sure to keep in touch this week.
Finally, if you are a Ted Leo fan and/or have any exceptional Ted Leo stories (meeting him, personal attachments to his records, or even just memorable shows), please pass them on to me. I am planning on ending the week with a collection of these fan stories as a way of portraying the fan reaction to TL and his music. Contact me on Twitter, via email (somesongsconsidered-at-gmail-dot-com), or in the comments of one of these posts.