/ jan 2011
01.19.2011 | 11:23 PM EDT
Passed Over: Black Angels + Runaway Train Taking temporary leave from the current sad-bastard tone ’round here, I’ve locked horns with this buried 6-year-old black diamond of a record and man, have I been enjoying the shit out of ...
/ dec 2010
12.25.2010 | 11:23 EDT
Bangin’ Nancy Shoots Me Down. Bang, Bang. This song slays me. I musta listened to this track a hundred times today. Perfect for family gatherings and holiday cheer. Bang Bang
12.07.2010 | 4:23 PM EDT
Cruel and Perfect Timing: The Antler’s Hospice Strange how some records seem to find you at just the right moment. The Antler’s Hospice has been sitting on my digital shelf for over a year, neglected under the gigabyte shadow of record stack...
/ nov 2010
11.12.2010 | 10:23 EDT
I Often Dream of Trains photo courtesy of Anthony Mitri and the Forum Gallery Last night I dreamt…. we are riding along the Lower East Side, an elevated train I think, cause traffic doesn’t seem to slow us down. ...
/ oct 2010
10.21.2010 | 2:23 EDT
The National New Video:
Terrible Love Alternate Version I hate music videos. I want songs to render visions and narrative of my own divising, not be force-fed pre-conceived stories that are generally artsy pretensions trying too hard to make a point. Not t...
10.12.2010 | 5:23 PM EDT
Mick’s Rock, I’m Roll:
Keith Richards on Planning Been revisiting the Stones quite a bit of late. Last month it was early-80′s period in heavy rotation, Tattoo You and Emotional Rescue. This month, with the recent release of a Deluxe Edition of...
10.07.2010 | 6:23 PM EDT
Play It Pretty for Atlanta:
The National Live @ The Fabulous Fox Theater iPhone 4G + CameraBag Flew to my home town last weekend to visit family and friends, and lo and behold, who happens to be playing at one the most historic, stunning venues in the country? High-lights:...
/ aug 2010
08.20.2010 | 9:23 EDT
Mix Tape: Empire Blues Vol. 5 …chapter five in a maudlin series of sad bastard music for half-broken New Yorkers. “The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might...
/ may 2010
05.19.2010 | 5:23 EDT
Backwards + Forwards:
New Music from MGMT + Broken Social Scene This will be short, time is scarce this week, but I’ve spent the day absorbing these two new records. Both quite good, if not a little surprising. MGMT: Brian Eno MGMT’s 2005 debut,...
05.12.2010 | 11:23 PM EDT
Purple Prose for High Violet Terrible Love For the suburban teen, October is by far the cruelest month. Summer’s memory still lingers as the full force of winter fast approaches. Daylight Savings Time darkens the damp walk home...