Best Not-Quite-Podcast Dallas 2005 - Texas Gigs
Every day, Cindy Chaffin proves herself the biggest music nut in town by slaving over her Web site, www.texasgigs.com. She summarizes dozens of local music articles, posts countless concert recommendations and babbles on and on about her favorite (and even not-so-favorite) bands. We know the woman isn't making much (if any) money running the site in her spare time, so it's even more astounding that she takes the time every week to set up live concert broadcasts from all over town. Hailey's, Club Dada, Barley House, the What? Bar--Chaffin has hit 'em all with her portable recording gear, helping homebodies enjoy some great shows and rebroadcasting the goods for concertgoers who want a memento the next day. Sure, podcasts have a certain anti-establishment charm, but if you want a downloadable alternative to radio, Chaffin's bootlegging hobby has everybody else in Dallas beat.