Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Chilly Friday

i feel like we USED to have winters here in central NC -- we missed whole weeks of school for snow -- but then they went away. it feels like winter today...no sign of snow but it's COLD-ass and we could get single digits tonight...nice.

Friday listening...:

Pavement - Wowee Zowee ("We Danced" -- one of the best album openers ever)
Max Richter - 24 Postcards in Full Colour
Fennesz - Black Sea (excellent winter music)
Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe - Duo Exchange
volumes 1 & 2 of the SCORE! box -- Peter Buck's and Phil Morrison's....awesome.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Skies Over Durham

some sweet sunsets and crazy weather around here recently...couldn't resist some dangerous snapping-while-driving on the Durham Freeway yesterday...

listening: Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down in the Light, Bastro - I Sing the Troubled Beast, M.Ward - Hold Time, Kingsbury Manx - Ascenseur Ouvert!, William Bell - Phases of Reality

Monday, January 05, 2009

Bill Fox!

I was excited to read this morning that Bill Fox, who led Cleveland's mighty Mice in the 80's and then put out a couple amazing solo albums -- i pulled out the unbelievable Shelter From the Smoke today -- before quitting music and disappearing from public life (as it even existed for him at that point -- i don't think he was a touring machine or anything) is beginning the new year with a couple shows in his hometown! His first in nearly a decade.

I Rock Cleveland blog has the story and i only wish i could see those shows...

You can get the Mice CD over at Scat Records and supposedly they're reissuing the solo albums as well at some point...

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Years

it's 2009!...may it be a safe and happy year for everyone.

i was reminded over the holidays of 2 records i listened to a LOT last year and should not have slipped through my year-end list net:

Nik Freitas - Sun Down
Robert Forster - The Evangelist

both fantastic records that reveal something new with each listen.