I’m happy to be back on the airwaves and in the blogosphere tonight! From 8-10 PM, you can tune into my first episode of the Miscreant’s Mixtape on WERW of the semester. I’m very excited! Expect to hear Of Montreal, the Cranberries and selections from my favorite boys, the Beasties. Enjoy!
God, Jeremy needs to just stop. His voice is like warm honey dripping down my ear drums, never stopping to collect; it just keeps flowing through me. I literally cannot take it. There are few ways to wake up that are as exhilarating as listening to this song. “Sweetness” may be all the sustenance I need today. Enjoy.
Tomorrow night, Beth and Bob and I will be reunited at the Wescott. To prepare for the event, I’ve had “Out Deal” on repeat for the last 24 hours. If you’re upstate, get your tickets here, or just head on over to the Wescott or Sound Garden to pick them up. Animal Pants and Sarah Aument will be performing as well!
The electric guitar on this track is delicious. Check out my friend Stephen’s new, full-length album Dreams, Schemes and Childhood Memories. It has a Room For Squares vibe that definitely come out in tracks like “Trouble Sleeping.” There is also some beautiful saxophone provided by another friend and fellow Bandier, Jimmy. So, enjoy!
“This is a record, okay? This is something someone will pay fifteen, sixteen, whatever bucks for it. And that’s cool; but, you know, what’s encoded somewhere in the bottom of this thing, this dopey little disc, that’s what matters. This, the artifact, the actual object does not. What’s encoded in here, that’s any good, you’ll hear it, and you’ll either get it or you won’t. And just as a writer, as a fan, as a guy who just listens to music a lot, if you don’t get it, I just think that that’s kind of too bad.”—David Fricke, Senior Editor at Rolling Stone, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco
I relate to Jeff Tweedy the more I listen to this record. I keep re-reading that profile of him hat Klosterman wrote, and the quotes Klosterman uses to shape Tweedy make more and more sense to me. “It’s hellish for me to so badly want order in a world where you can’t have it,” Tweedy says. It’s hard being obsessive-compulsive about your art when you’re striving it to be something organic.