Of all the bands I’ve come across in the past couple of years, the one I seem to listen to on a nearly weekly basis is the punctuationally challenging Portugal. The Man. Whether on this blog (here, here, or here) or in person, I often recommend their 2011 LP In The Mountain In The [...]
Two things that are near and dear to my heart are Guild guitars and my home state of New Jersey. During a recent session on the absolutely fantastic Seattle radio station KEXP, Kevin Large of WIDOWER revealed himself to be a Guild fan who also happens to hail from the Garden State. Needless to [...]
So here’s my post-breakup drunk text to Sam Beam…”Um, heard one of your new songs, ‘Caught In The Briars,’ and I felt like I was with the old you for three minutes or so. Maybe we should get together and talk?”
I know, I know…I should learn my lesson. Two out of the three [...]
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert with Night Beds setlist: “Faithful Heights” “Ramona” “22″ “Hide From It”
What’s the point?
Before you suggest I step away from the ledge, let me say that the question above is not a declaration of despair. Of hopelessness. It’s nothing other than what it clearly is. A question. Nothing [...]
I won’t go into great detail about this Sunday’s broadcast of the 55th Grammy Award show. People were live blogging, live tweeting, or as I told my girlfriend, live living the Grammys. Sadly, anyone under the age of 25 is probably unfamiliar with the concept of live living, but explaining that concept would take [...]
Posting on consecutive days? You bet’cha.
This is going to be short and sweet. 2013 is shaping up to be an excellent year, musically speaking. There are a lot of albums on the horizon that I’m eagerly anticipating. New albums from Portugal. The Man, The National, and The Head and The Heart are a [...]
It’s been a long time…
At times, I’m tempted to only post covers here. For starters, I really, really love a good cover. Also, I haven’t found myself listening to very much new music these days. Having recently updated to iTunes 11, which I seem to alone in my love for it, I found [...]
If you watched the 12/12/12 benefit concert this past Wednesday night, you saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform “My City Of Ruins” as part of the band’s set to open the concert. Personally, I always preferred this version. I’ve said it countless times, but 99% of the time, I prefer the [...]
I’ve been deliberating on how appropriate / politically correct it would be to admit that I’ve had a crush on Tegan or Sara (they’re identical twins and I don’t really know them well enough to prefer one or the other) for twelve long years now. Under normal circumstances, I really wouldn’t hesitate. There is [...]
The Guild sealed the deal…
It’s been forever and a day since my last post. I suppose a lot has happened, though it doesn’t really feel that way. We had a hurricane. She was a real bitch. During the ordeal, I realized people should familiarize themselves with the definition of the word ‘gone.’ As [...]