Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I recently reviewed "Sleepover," the latest record from Josh Dolgin (who goes by Socalled when he performs), for a Montreal-based online Jewish magazine called Shtetl. This is officially the first non-jazz record I've reviewed. It took me a while. I'm glad I did it, mainly because Josh Dolgin lives in Montreal and it made me feel more connected to the city I live in.
Most of the jazz musicians I see in Montreal are just passing through from New York. It's always a pleasure to catch them. But sometimes it can feel discouraging that they're leaving the next day. So many people want to be in New York. I often do. Yet I love Montreal.
Though I just graduated from McGill, I don't feel any pangs of wanderlust. I feel like I might want to stay here and try to make a living, for a little while at least. It's nice for me to know Josh Dolgin can.
Also, here's Josh Dolgin's best music video: