Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Magnetic Fields- I Think I Need a New Heart

I’m itching to go down to NYC this month, as there’s going to be a pretty great lineup at BAM.  There’s an evening with 3 singer/songwriter types: Sam Beam (yes!), Devendra Banhart (meh), and Stephen Merritt (also yes!).

I’m pretty sure I won’t find the time to get away, but i can dream.  It’s times like this that can inspire someone to move to someplace where more *things* happen.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Rolling Stones- Dead Flowers (live 1972)

Poor old boring middle of the road me, posting the most famous touring band in the world on my tumblr.  And sure, I prefer the Townes Van Zandt version of this.  But it’s 4am and I should be working already, and need something up tempo and with drums.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Throw Back Thursday is cool and all but more importantly: Forward into Now…

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Polish Cold War era poster art.

(Source: fuelyourillustration.com)

There are days when life feels like a Fitzgerald novel, where everything beautiful is lush, senseless and doomed.  There are moments when the most precious and beloved elements are brutally and casually erased, and we know that the better qualities of the world—compassion, generosity, justice—are things we must search for only in ourselves and sometimes, in each other.

There are days when life feels like a Fitzgerald novel, where everything beautiful is lush, senseless and doomed.  There are moments when the most precious and beloved elements are brutally and casually erased, and we know that the better qualities of the world—compassion, generosity, justice—are things we must search for only in ourselves and sometimes, in each other.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As much as I like the Ray Bans, I have to admit I’m wondering what’s in that bottle.

As much as I like the Ray Bans, I have to admit I’m wondering what’s in that bottle.

(Source: rootsnbluesfestival)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Monday, August 11, 2014

Her eyes are beautiful, even when they’re closed.

(Source: ourfairlady)

Sunday, August 10, 2014
In America, first you get the sugar.  Then you get the power.  Then you get the women.

In America, first you get the sugar.  Then you get the power.  Then you get the women.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Fascists die, but fascism never does…

Fascists die, but fascism never does…

Friday, August 1, 2014
Some days you just need to go out to a crappy diner with a good friend.  Just don’t order the “special”.

Some days you just need to go out to a crappy diner with a good friend.  Just don’t order the “special”.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire- Tea and Thorazine

This would be one of my top five songs that uses the name of a pharmaceutical in the title, along with Jolie Holland’s Old Fashioned Morphine and Nirvana’s Lithium.  Suggestions welcome.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

King Cole Trio- Nature Boy

Admittedly, this is one of the more simple numbers he played, musically.  It’s a wonderful vocal performance, though, and there’s something to be said for how tight the trio was.  There was no leeway back then— perfection was expected.  No beats dropped, no false notes.  And Nat and his guys never miss.

The School of Rock- The School of Rock (live 10-year reunion)

I loved this movie.  You could tell that the kids in the band weren’t actors, and that they were genuinely having a blast hanging out and playing with Jack Black.  

That same feeling comes through here.  Sometimes it’s the best thing in the world to get the band back together for a night.