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:: 11.16.2001 ::

(listening to: The Shins: Oh, Inverted World)

There's a web only release of a new Mark Kozelek live album available at ye olde Sub Pop store. I think you can only get it on their site, and there were only 5,000 pressed, so get on it. Payday is here, so I ordered mine this morning, along with the Beachwood Sparks album and the new single by The Shins, who are, coincidentally, my new musical heroes. Albuquerque is soooooooo lucky.

What's the deal with the New New Order album?

(1:03 PM) :: (link)

:: 11.15.2001 ::

(listening to: A Silver Mt. Zion: Born Into Trouble As The Spark)

Want to waste some time at work? Visit the amscray website, and keep hitting refresh until you get the SF Eagle picture. Random picture generators are the greatest.

Everyone at work ran off into the other room because some company bought us all cheap chinese food. I swear, it's like these people never eat unless the company buys food for them. Some of them ran, and there was pushing involved, but it did leave me in here all alone to listen to the refrigerators buzz.

(1:01 PM) :: (link)

(listening to: The Shins: Oh! Inverted World)

10,000 hits in under a year? You are my hero.

There are way too many records out this year that I'm falling in love with.

(9:55 AM) :: (link)

:: 11.13.2001 ::

(listening to: Owls: Owls)

Some people are just plain nice. Here's one guy's story about meeting Sparklehorse this weekend. It's nice to see people get excited about musicians, and musicians get excited right back at them.

I swear, this is the last time I'll mention Sparklehorse here for awhile. The show on Sunday was good, the band sounded incredible, mostly the talented fiddle player and the perfectly crisp drummer, and Mr. Linkous sounded strange and wonderful as usual. Even the crowd was a bit more relaxed, except for the Mr. Clean idiot who kept yelling for a song they wouldn't play. My only complaint was that I thought the set was a bit short, the tickets were slightly expensive ($18), and I was hoping for a bit more for my money. However, Jason Little from Grandaddy singing backup vocals on Homecoming Queen was a nice touch. Saturday is my new favorite song of theirs, and I was sad they didn't play Heart of Darkness, but other than that, I had a nice evening out. Oh, and thanks to Kyle for knowing more than I know, and sharing that knowledge.

(12:02 PM) :: (link)

(listening to: Pulp: We Love Life)

MP3 of the week: Bless You is one of those records that is very good, however, hints more at the promise of the next album. I'm sure that album number three for The Court & Spark will be groundbreaking and a work of heartbreaking beauty. Coming off their recent SF Weekly award for Best Americana, this San Francisco quartet (with the help of various guest musicians) plays a crockpot of dreampop and banjo-tinged country that makes me think more of 1960 psychedelic rock than Country-Western. Bless You may be the record of the year, but I'm sure what's to come will be what's really great.

I'm in love with the organ on National Lights.

(10:49 AM) :: (link)

:: 11.12.2001 ::

(listening to: Various: A Combined %100 Of That)

"An absolute mess to listen to."

My review of Pushcar's Apartment D

(3:20 PM) :: (link)

(listening to: Bruce Springsteen: Lucky Town)

Geeklife has a pretty good MP3 of the week section, a bit more involved than mine, complete with feedback and discussion of songs. I found one of those A Camp songs on there, check out Sparklehorse the producer in I Can Buy You. Speaking of MP3s of the week...mine is late. That's what I get for staying busy all day on a Sunday.

The show last night was good, but more on that later.

(9:45 AM) :: (link)