Howdy, boys and girls!
I’m trying to keep the silence from my end to a minimum, but it’s hard, you know — being stuck in a tent and working ten hours a day and not remembering what a computer looks like and all. Also, there is a surprising lack of record stores in Quesnel, BC. Go figure.
But, I thought of something the other day which I would like to share with you. I use a lot of not-really-acceptable terminology in my reviews, and while it would probably be simpler to just learn to express myself in conventional ways, well, no. Instead, I think we’ll just have to invent some new terms. Enter The Pseudo-Term. Today’s Pseudo-Term:
Post-Project : Derived from “side project,” the term refers to musical endeavours that get created after a band breaks up. For example, Dean and Britta is a Luna post-project. Post-project may be used specifically to refer to endeavours that fail to achieve the same critical success as their predecessors, e.g. Sparta, the other post-project of At The Drive-In.
Yay! This means from now on I can write things like “Shooting at Unarmed Men, a post-project of McLusky, maintains all the vitriol of its predecessor, but seems to lack the basic energy that made their sound so effective” and none of you will look at me weirdly. Right?