The Friday Refrain: Saturday Edition!
What's that saying about a day late? Well I think it should be, "A day late but here all the same." Or something. I was going somewhere better with it but then the words disappeared like the glowing embers of a dying fire. Half Pints is also a day late this week, but it'll be there, don't you worry. So head on over to csicon.net to check it out. I kinda run the show this week - picked the music, picked the beer. I think Josh was frightened. But it turned out okay, hopefully.
And this week, yesterday really, The Band, Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd rereleased a bunch of stuff. Joss Stone released Water For Your Soul. Natalie Imbruglia released an album of covers yesterday titled Male. The Strokes guy Albert Hammond Jr. brought out Momentary Masters. And that's really the big ones I think. Yeah, it's kinda one of those weeks again. Which is okay, I'm still recovering from the onslaught of last week's list.
Some thoughts on the music of this week past
Eleventh Dream Day, Works for Tomorrow - is some rock that I'm torn on. I like and then I'm not sure and then I do. Wilco likes it as they suggested it in their list of things to spend money on since the Wilco album was free...
Chris Staples, Cheap Shades EP is my kind of singer-songwriter stuff. Short ep, but got some good stuff on it.
The Dustbowl Revival, With A Lampshade On is some good americana and fun.
Vacation, Non-Person I just had this on yesterday and was really starting to groove to it.
The anomaly for the week goes to...
Grave Babies, Holographic Violence and Hope Drone, Cloak of Ash - which one do you think is the 80s-leaning synthy rock and which one is the metal band? If you guessed that Hope Drone is the metal band, you win! I didn't. I was very confused.
Well there you have it everybody. This house needs a good scrubbing so I have to skee-daddle. And if you're lucky enough to be at Lollapalooza this weekend, have fun, wear sunscreen and stay hydrated! Happy listening!