God Bless The Big Takeover. In addition to being an always, always, always-great read, their last issue included a free coupon for 50 (count 'em, fitty) free songs at eMusic.com.
So, if you want to know what I did yesterday (with some of my time, anyway)... I got, yes, even more music. Some of these albums I owned and somehow misplaced, some I simply missed the first time around. All are terrific:
the replacements - let it be
charlotte hatherley - grey will fade
marah - kids in philly
the polyphonic spree - the beginning stages of...
bob mould - body of song
Thanks to Jed for pointing out that Magnet linked to my Harmonium review on his official site.
Despite the mixed reaction that the show got in today's Washington Post, you can bet I'll be listening to this at some point today.
If the New Pornographers sound different, by the way... it's because Neko and Dan aren't on tour with 'em. It's Carl and a bunch of replacements, if you want to look at it that way.
Scroll all the way down to see the setlists.
Teso, you were so right about these socks.
Sad news about Kirby... but I think this write-up is more than appropriate. It captures a lot of what I've been thinking about over the past few days, for better or worse.
This news strikes me as more depressing. Not to compare the two.
Thanks to Between Thought and Expression for linking to this commercial the Rolling Stones did for Rice Krispies.
The shit you find online, huh?
Speaking of... nooooooooooooo!!!
Oh... and Steph? Even though I wasn't able to find what I was looking for last night... that doesn't mean that I forgot about you.