Music

New. Favorite. Band.

From an interview with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on Pitchfork. Pitchfork: Is there anything else that you want to get off your chest? BB: College football starts in about fifty days. Pitchfork: You’re not soaking up the baseball season? BB: I am, actually. We haven’t been near it. When we were in Seattle for those three weeks I got… Read more →

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Dance Mix

I was out with the girls a few weeks ago, and one of us asked everyone else what songs really made us want to get up and dance. She is putting a playlist together for her wedding, and was looking for suggestions. Since then, I have been creating the wedding dance playlist of the century; 12 hours of butt-shaking goodness,… Read more →

About an Old Friend

There’s a pretty cool article in today’s New York Times, written by Aimee Mann, about “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” This weekend is the 40th anniversary of the release of the album; It came out about five years before I was released. The interesting thing about the article is that she reminded me of what I thought of the… Read more →

The Only True Currency

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world… is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”– Lester Bangs Damn. Should have named Dogwood Girl “www.theonlytruecurrency.com.” Kids and husband left around 3:30. I fucked around with my dying motherfucking DVR and cable for thirty minutes or so. Turned music up really loud. Removed all vestiges of life with children… Read more →

Top Ten: 2006

I don’t buy CDs as often as I used to – We only bought 20 albums this year. We downloaded a few songs, but this just isn’t the same rabidity with which we voraciously devoured new releases before having kids. I also find that I end up listening to more of the “Coffee” music, as I call it, because that… Read more →