So sad, back at work. But at least I have
some prime music listening time whilst I catch up with
email and worklists.
np: vampire weekend-contra courtesy of greenshoelace
first listen. too soon to comment (but i really dig Taxi Cab already)
but here are some i can comment on:
Empire of the Sun-I know, it's only indie music, but I like it
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone-vs children: twee. Painfully.
The whole "I can make music" schtick is getting old. Shine. Rose. Off. Worn.
Black Moth Super Rainbow-eating us: daft punk trip hop.
Sunset Rubdown-Dragonslayer: (everything about sunset rubdown and swan lake
and wolf parade should not work for me.....grating vocals, proggish song structures,
indie aspirations, diffuse melodies.... and yet everytime i put one of these cds in,
i ask myself why i don't listen to it more....no expection here.
i don't know why it works given my aesthetic, but it does)
Death cab for cutie-open door ep (it's what we do and we do it
well...for about one more album anyway)
Depeche Mode-Sounds of the Universe (definitely not my number 2.
funny that there is a song on here called Perfect. Formulaic would be
a more appropriate song title. This disc is uninspired, repetitive,
and entirely too long. The second listen was unwarranted.
This is exhibit A in defense of pre-screening music.
Too bad there are no returns on cds.
Enjoy the silence. Mope on your own. Avoid this.)
Oh yeah, and here are the memorable shows from 2009:
Passion pit-triple rock (pogo baby, pogo....a year of great shows but this
was the most fun i've had at a show in pretty damn near forever)
Grizzly bear-cedar cultural center (caught this show two hours after a
flight back from paris...dedication..insanity...you decide)
Phoenix-Varsity (the sweat, the sweat)
National-first avenue (I wish someone would have brought a camera)
White lies/friendly fires-triple rock (shawn gets his groove on!)
Mates of state/black kids-varsity (pretty sure MoS did the same show
as last time, even with new songs,but the kids are ALRIGHT!...still a
little embarrassed for taking a header over a stairs)
Leonard cohen-orpheum (legend....wait for it.....)
Handsome furs-seventh street entry (sexy hot and hard rock and roll...
and I was in bed before 1 am on a school night ...supercool)
Metric-first avenue (we got stadium love!)
Animal Collective-first avenue (I'm still feeling like something was missing,
but it was pretty darn fun)
Worst show of the year:
Peter, Bjorn and John-Fine Line (PB&J were ok, but chairlift were obnoxious
and I nearly got trampled by overserved stage crashers)