Monday, April 27, 2009

sun ra

noise or a burst of honest expression? beats me. but i've watched this 6 times in a row and i find it violently affecting. like and earthquake in my teeth. if everyone lost themselves in music the way ra does here the world would be a better place. and what a fucking racket it would be!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ween- what deaner was talking about

i'm a latecomer to ween and 'chocolate and cheese', but i now appreciate their genius. this song has been lodged in my head for a week.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

mount eerie and the microphones- voice in headphones

an ode to the joy of headphones.
my bus got stuck in traffic tonight. i decided to hoof it for a few blocks. i had the phones on and this song came on.
the sun shone down on the street.
the birds, the people, the cars inching along the road all moved so gracefully. the trees lightly swayed back and forth. they all joined together to perform this beautiful ballet for me!

everything is better with a soundtrack.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

well said, etc.

'It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.'
-Benjamin Britten

Thursday, April 9, 2009

the love language

i had never heard of these guys before last night. kevin and jenny invited me along to go see. i'm so glad they did! it was a great show. i like these guys alot. this song kinda sounds like an orange juice song, and thats a very good thing. thanks k and j!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

bonnie 'prince' billy- i am goodbye

from his new one, the fantastic 'beware'. am i wrong, or do i hear a touch of john denver in this song?

Monday, April 6, 2009

nina simone- here comes the sun

for jessika.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

the rolling stones- have you seen your mother baby, standing in the shadows?

this may be the greatest song title ever. and 'flowers' is so fucking good it's scary. it's got this, 'out of time', 'lady jane', 'ride on'.... i mean, jesus, it almost makes you forget their crimes committed over the last 30 years!
and keef is still super cool.