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Best Music of 2013

I did not listen to as many albums this last year as normal.  My guess is that I purchased roughly 60-70% as many albums, which is odd as I didn’t set out too.  Part of it is the fact that many of the bands I listen to didn’t have new stuff dropping, part of it [...]

Upcoming Releases

Okkervil River:  The Silver Gymnasium
Neko Case: Worse Things Get, Harder I Fight, Harder I Fight, More I Love You
Deer Tick:  Negativity
Volcano Choir:  Reprave
Arctic Monkeys:  AM
Bill Callahan:  Dream River
Chvrches:  Bones of What You Believe
Willie Nelson:  To All The Girls
RJD2:  More Is Than Isn’t
Avett Brothers:  Magpie and Dandelion
Arcade Fire:  >>> TBD <<<

Prose Decomposed #8: No Use for a Name — Let Me Down

RIP Tony Sly
She’s never alone, because she’s scared of what she might say to herselfAlways drinking in the backroom of the bar where everyone turns inA half-hearted grinShe won’t be afraid as long as that prescription keeps going throughAnd all the happy pills make her look like cardboard cut out of someone,I use to learn [...]

Northbound: One Great City!

Heading up to Winnipeg to see an old favorite band of mine, Propaghandi!  They don’t really play in the States and some HS buddies are making the trek.  I’m pretty excited, leaving in under an hour.  Guess I should pack, eh?  Adios.

Two Concerts: Bright Eyes and Rural Alberta Advantage

Recently saw both shows at First Avenue.  They were both very good.  New album sets for both.  It was the first time I’d seen either and it was a show.  Bright Eyes definitely played a killer set, over an hour and a half.  I had to dip out before the encore though. RAA finished their [...]

New Music: Listening Now

I’ve gotten a lot of good CDs lately, here’s a current playlist:
The Tallest Man On Earth:  All of his stuff
Rural Alberta Advantage:  Departing
Bayside:  Wasting Time
Beach Boys:  Pet Sounds
Bright Eyes:  The People’s Key
Destroyer:  Kaputt
They are all pretty good so far.  The Tallest Man On Earth will definitely make some of my favorite music this year, the [...]

Prose Decomposed: Iron & Wine’s “Tree By The River”

Mary Ann, do you remember,
The tree by the river,
When we were seventeen,
I can’t ..calling in the answer,
And the .. in the pasture…his teeth.
I recall the sun in our faces,
Stuck in our engraces and be … to change
Radio and the pones we find frozen,
All the thornes and the roses beneath you though pain
I’m gonna sleep in [...]

2010 Musics: Best Of The Year

This year, I tracked all the albums I purchased. Here is the list in Google Docs.  I don’t think I’ll track albums anymore in the future, but it was a good exercise to understand how much I buy and which albums get a lot of play.  Last year I spent a long time describing [...]

Arcade Fire @ Roy Wilkins

It was radical.  Here’s the poster I purchased:

And here’s a video:

This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a LONG time and was totally worth the money.  I don’t know when they’ll be back, but I’ll go again.  I need to see more shows.  I know that the formatting bleeds into the right [...]

Ping And Social Media In Music

I’ve tried. Lord knows I’ve tried. Music is a driving force for me, has been since I purchased that first dubbed tape of Green Day Dookie in the sixth grade.
I’m not alone. Despite the exaggerations of a dying music industry, even more people listen to music today and the long tail has [...]

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