Friday, April 25, 2008

Our Backyard

Our New House

Great Lyrics

"Are you still training for the big race by hoping the runners will die?"
-The Long Winters

Wish us luck in our move this weekend! I will post some pictures of our awesome new house soon.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hatin' On The Media

In this week where the media is coming under so much scrutiny for the way it covers, trivializes and denigrates our country and our world, I came across this snipet from Fox News.

I only wish that we would allow our politicians to be as open and direct as this man. I thought it was a particularly salient point, and one that has not been discussed in any major new outlet that I've seen, that Senator Obama and Reverend Wright are operating in two entirely different roles, one as Senator and one as preacher. Trying to equate those two roles, and trying to transfer systems of beliefs simply through association, is absolutely ridiculous. I am heartbroken that this issue continues to come up this way.

I am seriously considering boycotting ABC after that debate. Lost sucks now anyway.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Attention Rockers: THIS Is How To Age Well

A new album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds is always cause for celebration, but I was particularly giddy about Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, which came out on Tuesday. I have to say, this video went a long way to stoking that excitement:

How friggin' cool is Nick Cave? And he's fifty years old! I love him for the same reasons I love Tom Waits. People who hate him insist that he never does anything different, that all his songs sound the same. People who love him find a universe of variety in his music, and the new record is no different. It starts out with the tour de force title track, the best song I've heard in months and months. He keeps along the path he began following with last year's Grinderman, but he tempers the raw sexual energy of that album with all the menace and incredible literacy of his best work with the Bad Seeds. I'm not sure if I love it as much as 2004's Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus, but regardless of its place in the Bad Seeds' canon, it's a testament to the infinite variety and beauty of the creative pursuit that a guy like Nick Cave is still creating vibrant, relevant music thirty years into his career.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

God, I Love Warren Zevon

He's criminally underrated. I'd go so far as to say he is as good a songwriter as they come, right up there with Springsteen and Tom Waits.

And The Kin, but that's a different story entirely.