Monday, November 16, 2015
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Big year, this one, folks. Feels only right to round it off here by wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
For my son, the newest lonesome clan addition:
Connie Francis - Baby's First Christmas. (Buy).
Because I love the Doris Day Christmas Album without a trace of irony:
Doris Day - Snowfall. (Buy).
And because this is my song of the year (and the past four years) and because I can't resist a bit of seasonal smart alec-ness:
Bill Callahan - Faith/Void. (Buy).
It's nine and a half minutes long, like an existential americana Weekender, and I can assure you that it's time well spent.
Happy Christmas everyone.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, November 30, 2012
We are still here, but music worth posting has felt hard to to come by. This is an exception and I discussed this song and the myth behind it with Beth pretty much as soon as I'd heard it. Not sure there will be an album of the year round-up, but this is one of the best songs I've heard in 2012.
Listen: Emily Portman - Hatchlings
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Every Summer I load up the mp3 player with Beach Boys and Beachwood Sparks, get out my 12 string guitar and pretend I'm in a soft rock band with country pretensions. It has been so long since the last Beachwood Sparks EP that I've worn out the vinyl and am on my second CD. Perhaps I shouldn't take them to the beach. This might not be up for long so grab the sunshine whilst you can.
Listen: Beachwood Sparks - Talk About Lonesome