From time-to-time, I launch some type of crazy idea, usually foisting it upon the world via the web. I also have a bit of a collaboration issue. These are the past, present and future works of note.
The Kick Ass Awards: For the better part of a decade, I’ve been part of a collective that nominates folks for this unconventional awards ceremony. We host a live event every fall, at varying, fun locations. You can find former winners and event info via the link. Serving, too, on our advisory group: Stefene Russell, Andrea Avery, Brandyn Jones and Ann Haubrich. Good people, every one, no lie.
Second Set: During 2012, I’m enjoying the opportunity to write about St. Louis music from the past couple decades. Over 52 weeks: 52 stories about bands, venues, artists, record stores and various contributors to local music culture. (Update: the columns will keep coming, every-other-week-or-so, in early 2013.) They’ll all be compiled, in one form, or another, into an e-book in early 2013. There’s also a new, stand-alone, dedicated site.
Thomas Crone Clips: Um. My clips. Occasionally updated.
Haikulou: This STL website covers local music via the critique policy of haiku. There ain’t many of mine on the site, but if you scroll through for the classic rock gigs, you’ll likely know who wrote them.
Half Order Fried Rice: Having civic fun is healthy. While this video web series was principally intended a summer-of-2012-only joint, there’s a chance that some occasional, themed shows might pop back up. This one was a trip. So worth the time.
The South Side of Luck: Originally created as a summer-only project for 2011, more content came to this site in the fall of the same year. Working with students of mine at Webster University, this site spawns the creation of original web video and web audio. Updates aren’t flowing at this second, but you never know. We’ll call this one sleepy, but not asleep.
52nd City: A magazine, an online publication, a blog… over a couple-year period, 52nd City was a multi-platform approach to covering St. Louis civics and culture. Co-founded by Stefene Russell, Andrea Avery and I, the bones of the site remain. And the Kick Ass Awards also
The Same Five Questions: For one year, I attempted to ask 100 people the same five questions. Turns that few of those folks were reachable or wished to talk to me. That said, others did, many of them quite unexpectedly. And the results live on, indefinitely, in web amber.