Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Feeling stale with my music lately. I shouldn't be; in the past two weeks I've seen Radiohead (even the holy ones couldn't redeem arena concerts), Andrew Bird and First Aid Kit, which was easily the best of the three. So good, in fact, that I only want to listen to them live from now on. Rhye is offering some reprieve from this funk. Reminds you of Sade doesn't it?

Craving other stimuli, I'm eager to attend my roommate's modern dance performance tomorrow and Smuin Ballet Company's spring program the day after that. I'm also still reeling from watching this AMAZING film, which pays homage to famed choreographer Pina Bausch. I couldn't recommend it more.

Maybe next time around I'll be a dancer.

Friday, April 6, 2012

dan the man

Enjoying Dan Mangan's recent album Oh Fortune. Very Glen Hansard, very Marcus Mumford.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Has a piece of music ever given you chills? I experience it often it seems. Usually an indicator that you're experiencing some serious earlightenment, amiright? Apparently this phenomenon has a name: musical frission. I read browsed through an article on it while I was working on some really important work-related work things.

Check it out!

This song, and much of Debussy's other work, tends to give me chills. Other offenders: a bow being drawn across cello strings and most things Radiohead.