Friday, September 30, 2016
-with hair Billy looks eerily like Michael Ian Black.
--top twenty opening riff. and then that kick drum? that is how to do it. the piano in this is so nice.
---people always stop to listen to listen one. my dad, brothers and I were at that burnside and sandy intersection, and made it home in silence with this on.
----I debated this one earlier, decided against it, but then in came on during a fantasy football power hour and it is essential.
-----made '03-'04 a lot more fun
Posted by Ben at 9/30/2016 05:53:00 AM
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
-back in 03-04, in the Chris Ott days before they sold out post-AF, Pitchfork gave away mp3s on their site, pretty scattershot, but hugely important in helping me branch out. turned me onto a lot of stuff I wouldn't have heard in a million years, without much context, which was also important. they were just these mysterious things that stayed on a burned disc in my car on repeat. Phoenix was on there with one of their earliest singles, Everything is Everything. I still think the song is too repetitive, but it had undeniable charisma. Glad they made it.
--novelty from a genuine place.
---I can't love their albums, don't believe they're a 'generational talent' like they're being sold but this I can get behind. can't we ever just let something be 'nice'?
----why didn't they make a video for this song it rules
-----this is a case where I don't understand the lack of crossover.
Posted by Ben at 9/28/2016 04:32:00 AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
-I'm only just scratching the surface with this genius. another foundational figure getting his due decades late.
--just hugely, strangely romantic
----glorious. works for any genre. it is a damn country song from the heights of New York creativity.
----hyperbole to call him the 20th century Emily Dickinson? Maybe. Maybe.
Posted by Ben at 9/27/2016 04:56:00 AM
Monday, September 26, 2016
-whichever nick drake album i'm currently listening to is always the best.
--really nice rhythm even.
---one of my favorite little acoustic guitar licks of all-time
----it really is music from the other side of the veil
-----i mean this has to be one of the most colossal failures of the music industry of all time, right?
Posted by Ben at 9/26/2016 04:26:00 AM