Queued up some Koufax on my morning walk. It had been a while. Sometimes I forget how effective horns can be. Move Out, Move On.
Fatherhood has exposed me to some new music. The themes are similar, so who sang it better?
Love this song and sentiment. Getting close to this being reality, but not quite there yet.
Also, I can’t wait until more Americans begin to value and demand good character in their leaders again. That’d be nice.
Recent thoughts to self:
A snazzy-yet-sinister-looking poster for my new office, from a band I continue to love? Gimme! [purchased]
A re-mastered version of The Ugly Organ that includes tracks from 8 Teeth to Eat You that I somehow lost long ago? FUCK YEAH! [purchased]
Much love to Cursive.
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John Hartford’s Austin Minor Sympathy. Commence relaxing zone-out session.
I should let the world in on this musical secret. Cursive is offering their new album, Mama, I’m Swollen, to you early as an mp3 download. The price is $5.00 today, and increases by a dollar each day until March 10th. I’ve already purchased my zipped collection of bits. I know, I should have told you sooner.
Happy Hollow was an amazing album. Though, some might consider it blasphemic. I certainly don’t mind.
The creativity, lyrical quality and instrumental experiments of Bright Eyes.
Programmers that find my projects and consider them highly overlooked.
The way Grandaddy surprises you with their use of synthesizers; such depth. They’ve taken a cue from the jazz mantra that what matters most are the notes you don’t play.
The way it’s somehow still exciting to meet someone new.
The way the grass is always greener across state lines.
Listen to this on one of the few weekends you’ve actually reserved for leisure: Charles Mingus’ “Epitaph”
Check the web extras for the real deal, parts 1 and 2.
Charles Mingus is a great composer, and I never knew it. I don’t remember learning much more about him than the fact that he was a bass player.