Some Tuesday Morning Links....

Perhaps in quick response to some of the average reviews Cassadaga has been collecting (here and here and here), Saddle Creek sent along a note that Bright Eyes recently stopped by AOL's New York City studios in late February to record a short set and interview. The set consists new songs from Cassadaga and the Four Winds EP as well as a John Prine cover. M. Ward even drops by for a couple songs! Here is the set list:

"Crazy as a Loon" (John Prine cover)
"Smoke Without Fire" (w/ M. Ward)
"Tourist Trap"
"Middle Man"
"Four Winds"
"Cartoon Blues"
"Soul Singer in a Session Band" (w/ M. Ward)

Go here to watch the video.

There are a hundred blogs just like mine out there. I mean, don't get me wrong, I appreciate the fact that you're reading this right now, and I think I'm doing something worthwhile of a few minutes of your time every day or two, but some "bloggers" aren't really bloggers. They are actual music journalists who "blog" in their spare time. They basically make the rest rest of us look bad, what with their "big words" and "smart things" they write about music. Over at Marathon Packs there is an amazing new song from a band called The Twilight Sad, and it features, as usual for that site, a really "smart", inciteful write-up with many "big words". It's called "That Summer, I Had Become The Invisible Boy", and if you are a fan of the "dense and pretentious" new Arcade Fire, as Marathon Pack-writer Eric gently suggests, then this song will most likely appeal to you. It appeals to me. It's really good, and now I'm going to have to check out their new album, Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters. You can find it here.

Finally, I've got to say that my favorite new blog out there is That Truncheon Thing. It's run by 2 guys in Atlanta (I know the Braves just took 2 of 3 from the Mets guys, but you're gonna have a long season of futility trying to keep up with us...) who have an indelible taste in music and always provide accurate, thoughtful incites into it. They seem to be into the same type of new stuff as I am, yet feature classic concerts in their entirety on a semi-regular basis. They've recently had an Elvis Costello show from '77, The Clash from '81, Uncle Tupelo from '93, and Radiohead from '97. Keep up the great work guys!
And this just in - thanks to Krist over at The Punk Guy for the heads up about this. And I thought I loved Pavement!

1 comment:

Rich said...

Here it is Monday, April 23 and the Braves have taken another series from the Mets. One thing Braves fans know is not to get too cocky just because we won the Divison the year before. I'm just sayin' . . .