Thursday, June 15, 2006

Free....for a day

Note the complete lack of posting over the last couple of weeks. I've had two days off of work over the last four weeks.

I was so worked up for an actual weekend starting Sunday night. Finally! Went out for drinks with a couple of friends that night to just get drunk and not think about work. They wanted to watch a wrestling pay-per-view at okay. I went anyways, and was actually having fun.....

....until my phone rang and it was right back to work in the morning. Screw!!

At least I had Tuesday off to catch up on a few things.....getting my tires changed, groceries, sleep, drink, and buy some new albums....

I really, really wanted to pick up that new compilation of Johnny Cash demos, Personal File. I wasn't overly excited about it's release, thinking it was just milking it. However, after reading nothing but spectacular reviews, eh why not buy 49 new songs from my favorite musician?

But I had to check the used stuff. Glad I did too because I got some great stuff, even if I did sacrifice the new Johnny Cash.

Sigur Rós - Takk...

God I fucking love Sigur Rós. It just sounds....important or something. The best description I've ever heard for their music is that it sounds like glaciers. I've been fighting with myself to pick this one up since December, but always found an excuse to skip it. I'm glad I finally bought it because it is spectacular.

Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance

Okay, I admit I really only know about Jim O'Rourke via Wilco/Loose Fur/Sonic Youth. I've loved his stuff though and I'm glad I finally picked up some solo stuff. Since hooking up with Jeff Tweedy, Jeff has really changed the sound of his guitar. If you like that sound with Jim's piano, check this album out. Really good stuff......brief, but really good.

Also be sure to check out Moops Music right now. They are closing up this year and have lowered the price on a TON of great stuff, especially the Mountain Goats. I went nuts and really shored up my back catalogue with:

Zopilote Machine
Nothing for Juice
Protein Source of the Future...Now!
See America Right (single)

If you haven't really checked out the Mountain Goats, don't miss out on this sale.