Okkervil River — The Stand-Ins

Usually I don’t do this, but I’m kinda proud of this review, and I think that this record (and Okkervil’s previous record, The Stage Names), present points worth talking about.  Which reminds me, please feel free to use the comments section to discuss this kind of stuff.  One of the great things about the internet … Continue reading

Hot Hot Heat / Half a Year in Song

Nineteen-hundred miles later, I’m back in the swamps, ringing out my shirts and screaming about football.  I love Louisiana so much it hurts sometimes.  It hurts when I drive through Baton Rouge, past my old house in the Garden District and the little clap house on State; it hurts when I talk to my friends … Continue reading