- We are working up Beck's Song Reader in guitar class so that has weighed heavily in my listening. Here are more thoughts on that thinking about it and how every song is another song.
Monday 12/31/2012 (last year)
Wire member Bruce Gilbert's is the music by which one justifies a beheadphoned shudder and smirk of certainty from the comfy chair at the coffee shop, glancing over one's shoulder at the raging void just outside the window and the simps lolling about at the void's edge with their superfluous scarves knotted up around their necks and steaming lattes, which also makes one think, "I should get a another latte before the line gets too long." and also "Nice scarf." and "Would I look right in a scarf?"
- I don't know if Ralph Stanley's version of "White Light/White Heat" is charming. cringeworthy, or poignant.
- The first of many songs I listened to this week that were essentially Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game".
Tuesday 1/1/2013 (A year later. The "See you next year!" joke never gets old.)
- Spot the differences.
- Blood Oranges' is the music by which one bravely and astutely tries out a new wireless service or detergent.
- I think it was the Court and Spark that pitched one of the hissiest fits I've ever seen directed toward a local sound man. Gee, your vintage gear doesn't sound pristine in a room that is basically a concrete bunker? Weird. It was at least the hissiest since Alex Chilton around 1988. I still like the band's records, but that fit still clouds my listening. I blame them for the failed good luck New Year casserole that was attempted while they played.
- Good band, though.
- Wednesday 1/2/2013
- This is the second song that sounded like "Wicked Game."