Friday, April 27, 2007
Okay - it's the weekend, the sun is shining, I'm in a good mood. It's time for some new songs for the kitchen. Let me explain.
I often describe some of my favourite songs as "being good for dancing round the kitchen to". This isn't just because my descriptive powers are painfully meagre - although you can make up your own mind about that.
Instead, it's a term I find myself using to talk about the tunes that you seek out to keep you company whilst you cook, clean, read the papers, tend the baby (Howard) or tend the houseplants (me). Sometimes it's to do with familiarity, but, for me, it's more about melody and being able to sing along or just feel somehow nourished by what's on the stereo.
Let me illustrate my point with a couple of favourites that are on heavy rotation in the Northern Lonesome HQ kitchen. Play these and I can guarantee that life will be good.
**Warning: (relatively) uptempo tunes ahead**
Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell - Don't Make It Better
Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight - Whiskeytown
Buy the fantastic Stranger’s Almanac (pronto!)
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Listen: Townes Van Zandt - Black Crow Blues
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Listen: Jon Itkin - Fool to wonder
Listen: Jon Itkin - Ten-pack of years
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Also of note: our RSS feed now lets you download the mp3 - I hadn't realised feedburner was doing that, sorry. Also the blogroll on the left is tidied up, so no more blogs that last posted in July 2005 (and there were a few). So if you want to reset your Feed to either:
Listen: Mark Kozelek and Rachel Goswell - Around and around
Bokononist last rites:
God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!"
"See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."
And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.
I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done.
Nice going, God.
from Cat's Cradle
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Listen: Eastmountainsouth - Mark's Song
Monday, April 02, 2007
Listen: Josh Rouse - Car Crash