Picking Up Rocks is me, Hope Silverman, with contributions from esteemed special guests and generally awesome people. I’m a record store refugee, proud co-parent of 80N7 record label, ballpoint pen art-maker & hardcore music nerd. I also write for the wondrous Cover Me blog which spotlights everything old and new in the cover version universe and invite you to visit me there as well for even more hyperbolic craziness ( I am based in NYC.

If you wanna drop me a line to talk about how awesome Kate Bush is or anything else, do it here:

This place is dedicated to the Don’t Need No Melody blog for eternal fire and forever inspiration, 2013-2015.