Saturday, October 21, 2006

All In One

Been very bad about posting my new purchases, really bad. But I've been busy, so lay off. I'll briefly catch you up, really briefly. Game 1 is about to start.

Oh Islands put on a great show in Charlottesville last Saturday. Sounded great, crowd totally into it. The first band, Sister Suvi, however really sucked. They were horrible. At least So Called came out to save the day with his Yiddish hip-hop. Yeah it's been done before, but still sounded great.

Bonne 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go

Wow, damn fine album from old Will. Much more grandiose than most Bonnie albums, and it really works and it's hard not to divert all attention to the sound. "Cursed Sleep," "Lay and Love," and "The Seedling" are the best examples of this. Best Bonnie album since I See a Darkness.

Decemberists - The Crane Wife

Okay, I'd been meaning to post just about this album, but haven't had the time, or whatever. I'd been broke for a little while now because I got hammered with bills recently (out of the red as of Wednesday, however). I picked up this album for $10 in the middle of this to keep me interested on a trip to western Virginia a few weeks ago. It's kept me interested since. It's so wonderful, just so wonderful. Best Decemberist album yet. Actually might be the year's best album. Yeah. This is the kind of album that shouldn't be purchased, but rather issued. Maybe I should get more detailed after that kind of statement, but just go get it and enjoy it yourself.

Portastatic - Be Still Please

I picked up the new Portastatic album Tuesday before heading to Charlottesville to see them. Great album. Might be the best Portastatic yet. It's almost a mix between Mac's older power-pop leanings with his folkier solo stuff. "Sour Shores," "I'm in Love (with Arthur Dove)," and "You Blanks" really should be heard by all.

Oh and for the Portastatic show itself....I'll get to that in the next couple of days. Can't talk now. Game 1 coming on. Go Cards!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Go Crazy

Sorry, I have to be at work in four hours so I think I'll wear myself out with my yelling and jumping around.

The freaking Cards are in the World Series!!

If anybody would've told me that at any point during the season, I wouldn't have believed it. I'm speechless.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Street Fighting Tweedy

I keep meaning to do some posting, but I've been too busy lately. I'm about to leave town right now to see Portastatic in Charlottesville.

Before I go, though, I happened across this little news item that I'd share. It even furthers my theory that Jeff Tweedy is the coolest dude on the planet.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Sorry about the lack of posting lately. I've been kind of back and forth from vacation. Anytime I'm not on vacation right now, it seems like I'm at work.

It was a great little break from work. My folks were in town. I got to go to DC for the first time ever and meet up with Jonathan.

See, here's Jonathan and me at the White House:

DC was pretty cool. It was pretty much just as I had always imagined it, but still a pretty sweet town. Sad, I've lived 90 miles from DC for over a year now and had never gone.

Also, on Friday, I went to my sister's new house in western Virginia....her freaking killer house. Awesome place. It's really big and has a great view of the mountains.

I've been so broke lately with all kinds a crazy bills. Getting back on track, and should have everything done in a week. Spent $200 today getting my car back in order, and will put another $200 down next week and that'll be done. Plenty of other crap to pay off right now.

With being as broke as I am, I'm missing out on a couple of sweet releases. I skipping out on today's sweet releases (Portastatic, Robert Pollard), for now. Saturday I go to Charlottesville to see Islands, so no weeping for me. Then next Tuesday, I'm going back to see Portastatic.

I did get a new album on Friday, but that review may wait until tomorrow, after Lost of course. It deserves its own post.