About The Music

"It's All About Me!?"  Just kidding!  This blog is all about the music.  You'll get opinions on live shows, album reviews, but mostly my music hauls.  All the stuff that I pick up on the cheap, while record shopping (yes, people still do that:).

I got the idea for this blog when I moved down to the city.  Reckless, Discuss, and other music shops had these $1 boxes, or "Cut Out" bins.  I would spend a mere $10 bucks, and come home with 10 great CD's!  I was excited and wanted to tell everybody about the stuff I was buying, so I thought about this type of forum.  There are just too many things to name usually, but I thought I could describe those amazing finds, that I would brag to friends about.  So, the dollar bins gave me the idea to blog under the name, Cut Out Kid.  It's as simple as that.

Once in awhile there will be a live review, as I try to see as many shows as I can, in between work and home.  I live in Chicago's Lakeview area, and mostly frequent Schuba's.  This venue fits my lifestyle to a "T."  Of course, I do travel outside my borders to other venues.  The Metro has always held a soft spot in my heart, and Lincoln Hall is great new place to see a band.  I don't spend a ton of money on the bigger shows, because I prefer the intimate, smaller settings.  I would love to see all of the BIG acts, like McCartney, Stones, and U2, but I'm too busy, and too broke; radio pays nothing!

If you have any ideas on how to make this bigger, better, or brighter, please email me, or comment on the page.