Sunday, December 19, 2010


I am continuously so impressed by Merge Records. Today I was perusing the site (because their website is awesome), and stumbled on the blog. First up was a mix made by Stuart McLamb of The Love Language (a favorite band of mine!) that is damn good. It's 45 minutes of all NC bands, most of whom I have never heard of, which for me is such a treasure. Hearing more and more new tunes through artists I know and love is something I often forget to be thankful for.

Speaking of  being thankful, while I often groan about living in DC, I must admit that it has certainly allowed me to see so much good music. And for cheap! This year alone I have seen the following:

Frightened Rabbit
Brendan Benson
The Dead Weather
Arcade Fire
El Ten Eleven
The Love Language
The Walkmen
Bear Hands
Freelance Whales
Floating Action
Guided By Voices
Delta Spirit
The Pixies
Tokyo Police Club
Wye Oak

I'm likely forgetting something. Also, some of these folks I saw twice. 2010 was a good year for music!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

For You Blue

Because he made us all feel like there was just the Two of Us.
Because I never had to say "Don't Let Me Down".
Because I truly believe he has nothing to hide when Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and Monkey.
Because It's Only Love and he's no Mean Mr. Mustard.
Because even when I'm So Tired,
or when I'm Only Sleeping,
or had A Hard Day's Night,
Happiness is (still) a Warm Gun.
and you will always be Here, There and Everywhere.
Because Baby It's You.