So, in my last review, I mentioned that there was going to be a special announcement coming up, and the time has come for the reveal. To be honest, there are two.
1. I am going to continue with the full-length reviews that I am doing, but there are more than just the one album coming out weekly. For those smaller albums, as well as albums that came out earlier in the year, I am going to start doing "Micro-reviews". A paragraph or two with some general thoughts and a rating. Not as in depth as the reviews I have been doing. Some of the first reviews in this style will be Jeff Bridges self-titled as well as the new album from Sunny Sweeney.
2. As many of my readers know, I am a big proponent of the social network, Google+. Well, the network has a "Hangout" feature that provides a unique opportunity. I am going to do a "Group Listening Party". Nine people have the opportunity to join me in a webchat and participate in a review session as we listen to the album together, and share our thoughts, the transcript of which will be posted here. More details to come, but I am happy to announce the album and weekend that this will debut. The weekend of September 16-18 (Exact date and time is TBA) we will connect to review an album that has too much personal meaning for me to be objective: The re-release of Brantley Gilbert's "Halfway To Heaven" Album. In conjunction with this, I will likely do a micro-review of the album, but the majority of it will take place in the Group Listening Party.
There are only nine spots available, so if I have more than nine people sign up, I will do a lottery to determine the nine who join me. The only requirement is that you have a Google+ account and that you add me to your Circles so that I can invite you. If you do not have one, you can get one, here. Sign-ups should happen through Google+. Let me know that you are interested. Exact time and date will be forthcoming, as will rules for the chat.