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who’s got the beat?

A conversation with My Lovely Wife:

Me: Grrrr…

Wife: Don’t be mad — just listen to The Go-Go’s!

Me: Fine. They better have the beat.

Wife: They DO have the beat!

The Go-Go’s: ♫ We got the beat! ♫

And all was right with the world.

Except for, like — you know — famine and war and shit.

But… well, you get the idea.

good enough for now

Just a quick one. Basically so you can check my pulse and determine that I’m still alive. Still 100% unmotivated.

But here’s a quick call out to listen to Wilco’s “Sky Blue Sky”. It’s become my personal anthem this summer. It breaks my heart and keeps me above water. It comes down to these two lines:

I survived
That’s good enough for now

They first hit me last month, walking through the streets of Durham, on one of the many walks I took to try and pull myself together.

I survived
That’s good enough for now

That’s me in a nutshell right now.

I almost lost it at Starbucks on Saturday when it came on.

But I made it.

I survived
That’s good enough for now

3-word review: Mother Mother, “Touch Up”

Get. This. Album.

Mother Mother’s album ‘Touch Up’

Wait. Is that even a review? Should I have called this “3-Word Directive”? “3-Word Injunction”? “Happy Fun Treehouse”?

Damn. It’s not even a treehouse, is it?

I may need a thesaurus.

And some scotch tape. Maybe some popsicle sticks.

Throw in some sofa cushions and I’ll build you one serious fort, mister!

I had a point here didn’t I?

Oh yeah.

Get this album. I’ve listened to it twice in a row this morning and I’m about to take another spin on the merry-go-round.

It’s keeping the kill-kill urges at bay!

MY WEEKEND IN NECESSARY ALL-CAPS

I’M SORRY — YOU’LL HAVE TO SPEAK UP.

MY HEARING HAS YET TO RECOVER.

[Wipes blood out of ear canal.]

TOTALLY WORTH IT.

WTF??? the musical

Bono and The Edge from U2 are to write music and lyrics for a Broadway musical based on comic book hero Spider-Man, according to film trade paper Variety.

Please allow me to repeat myself.

WTF???

BONUS WTF???:

Just to ram your head a wee bit further down the rabbit-hole:

Hey… you’re welcome. It’s what I’m here for.