Before this interview, blogspot readers, SouthSide learned one interesting fact in which she shared with this artist - blogging. So what inspired Rachel to take up blogging? Well, it first started meeting the co-owners of We Love DC (http://www.welovedc.com/) after breaking away from another blog because they wanted to make this one to be fun. So around the Fall of 2009, Rachel started writing for them covering the National League baseball team - The Nationals even though she's a Cubs fan (and she did disclose something to this reviewer about the Northsiders chances ...let's just say, her comments weren't the usual hopeful one heard every year). Soon she found it was good way to express her thoughts about the ins and outs of DC's local scene. "...[this] helped me to build up my networking system ...it's cool to know people and hear their opinion..." What she like most about SouthSide's blog was its simplistic format and its content. There's also longetivity too "...[that's how] people will find you..." Now, there's a Chicago connection between Rachel Levitin, the band Filligar and Tom Fort that SouthSide found interesting - they all went to high school together. One more fact - Rachel had the extreme opportunity to open for Filligar.
With all this talk about D.C., this reviewer wanted to know if there was anything she missed about Chicago. There are two things - being so close to the Lake (Michigan) and riding the "L" (short for elevated) in which she says the CTA runs (way) better than DC's Metro public transit system hands down. She told SouthSide a story about how the Metro shut downs its entire system when doing repair work and runs on a confusing schedule. So in other words, Chicagoans have no reason to complain about how bad the CTA is. And like all of SouthSide's One On One interviews, it was time to wrap it up. Before leaving, Rachel did leave with some parting words. "...been doing this a long time ...I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't love it..." Also, she said give her a chance and listen, blogspot readers.
For more information about Rachel Levitin and her music, visit http://www.rachellevitinmusic.com/.
Until next time, support your local scene,