Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
I have been unable to update this blog due to an overwhelming sense of "what the fuck." More than halfway through my 60th year on the planet, the realization that society, culture, humanity and basic human decency may expire before me is alarmingly possible. I've always believed that we would be much further along the evolutionary wheel by the time I reached this age.
Oh well... shit happens, right?
The current occupant of The White House is not the reason everything seems to have gone off the rails. He is the result. It's been a battle to turn off the incessant noise of reality television becoming real life. Faces glued to that screen in their hand connected to everything all the time but really nothing at all.
At least we still have music. Here's some new things... but first a song that proves again how far ahead of the curve David Bowie always was.
I get more obsessed with this band with each passing year, and this new album has literally knocked me on my ass. A brilliant record and one that demands to be listened to uninterrupted. The fact that they are quite simply some of the most down to earth and flat-out nicest humans on the planet only makes me root for their success more. BUY THIS AT ONCE! And if you're as geeky as me, grab the vinyl as they used the old Capitol Records Rainbow label!
Can't believe I went more than a month without posting but I've been in dental reconstruction hell, as well as very busy at work. That said, here's a few new and old things that I've been cranking in the Basement Studio recently.
A very interesting new album from Kurt Vile
The Sheen media frenzy made me think of this great old tune from one of my favorite bands of The 80s... The Sound. R.I.P. Adrian Borland.
I was originally going to include this in the Drive-By Truckers post a few days back but decided to let it stand on its own, a flat-out brilliant tune from Jason Isbell's first solo album.
I simply can't get enough of the the latest Twilight Singers album... Dulli has delivered again.
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