Guest Blog: The Couch Sessions x IHeardItOn.com
by Winston "Stone" Ford
I was invited by NYC based music blog IHeardItOn.com to be a guest blogger for their weekly “Top 5″ post. I recently picked up on these guys continously linking to my site and we have been mutual admirers of each other’s work ever since.
The concept for I Heard It On is rather revolutionary. The brainchild of Andrew and stacked with music industry and digital media veterans, the site combines the power of Internet music with the editorial perspective of a the newspaper or radio station. Each week Andrew, Ant, DJ ForeignDomestic, and Greg hand select their top 5 pics of the day.
Each week this month they are featuring a new guest editor for their Top 5 selections. Last week it was rising ATL star Donnis, and this week it is yours truly. Check out I Heard It On for my 5 Selections.
Also, for those who don’t know it, check out my new bio:
Recognized as an international music tastemaker by industry insiders and musicians “in the know,” Stone (aka Winston Ford) is the creator of The Couch Sessions, the premier online destination for alternative urban music and culture.
Growing up in Alabama on a musical palate which included everything from The Doors, to Public Enemy, to Portishead, Ford has hosted pirate and college radio shows in his youth, as well as serving as a show promoter in such diverse cities as Burlington, North Carolina and London, England.
With an ongoing focus on emerging artists in hip-hop, electronica, rock, R&B, and all things in between, Ford’s labor of love, The Couch Sessions has managed to break such artists as Wale, Leona Lewis, Amerie, and Adam Tensta years before they achieved mainstream success. In addition, The Couch Sessions has a interviewed some of the biggest names in the underground and the mainstream including Revered Run (of Run DMC), Raphael Saadiq, Teena Marie, Chilli (of TLC), Saul Williams, Mayer Hawthorne, Warren G, and many more. In 2009, The Couch Sessions is expanding to cover the urban alternative scenes in New York, Toronto, and Atlanta, in addition to his home base of Washington, DC.