Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A Small Sample Platter

Light night tonight, because I have enough work this week to keep a medium-sized editorial department busy. So let's just take a quick tour of the old 'sphere, shall we?

--The original lineup of R.E.M. got together the other night to perform "Country Feedback," a great, great song. I wasn't there, because life's not fair. (Via Pop Candy)

--Maritime is a band that rose from the ashes of The Promise Ring, and I've been lucky enough to meet their drummer a few times through a common friend. He's a fine Wisconsin fellow, he is. I'm not being sarcastic. He's one of those creative people who exist outside of New York who are, you know, nice. And humble. My Old Kentucky Blog links to a couple of solid songs from the band's forthcoming album, We, The Vehicles.

--ARGH. I don't have the right media player for it, and I don't have time to download it right now, but NME has posted the new album from The Streets. (Also via Pop Candy.) Frustration, frustration. Enjoy it for me, if you can. OK, I have to leave the apartment to read now or I'm never going to get anything done. But one last thing before I go...

--The Stranger points us to this thought from Marguerite Duras:
Alcohol doesn’t console, it doesn’t fill up anyone’s psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn’t comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.
Is it a bad sign that reading that makes me thirsty?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Johnsonville said...

There are some really amazing songs on the new Maritime record... its beautiful. I'm glad to see it get the accolades it deserves! It has kind of the same vibe as another great Milwaukee band, New Sense... Maybe Milwaukee is the next Omaha??

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