It’s again my duty to inform the Finnish folks (and international readers as well) that the coolest music festival of the year starts soon. The festival is obviously the annual online music festival Couch by Couchwest. The idea is simple. Austin is a long drive (actually a long flight from Finland) and you might have a thing called “life” getting in the way. And even if you have the money and time to show up, it can be inconvenient. Way too many people, traffic and all that nonsense. So why not instead just sit comfortably on your own couch and watch awesome music performances that artists from all over the world have recorded just for CXCW. There was at least one Finnish entry last year, because Jerry Lindqvist participated. Hopefully CXCW gets more this year. The rules are simple. Couch By Couchwest accepts all submissions from musicians as long as it is recorded for the Couch by Couchwest festival. So no promos, concert footage, old home videos. New unique videos recorded for CXCW. Couch is not a must. CXCW supports creativity. Anywhere but stage is alright. Read more information about it on the CXCW website.
I leave you with my favourite performance of last year’s CXCW festival. This is Glossary and Cheap Wooden Cross. It also features an excellent cameo performance from their cat Whiskey who rightfully won the best in show cat award. A member of the onechord.net household, our cat Luna got the honorable mention in the same category. She is already looking forward to CXCW 2013 and so am I.