Hospitalized for Approaching Perfection

RIP, Silver Jews. This is a sad day in the history of rock n roll, poetry, and Nashville. (via Stereogum)

Standing on their shoulders to punch their faces

Apparently, while I was off getting my Jack Kerouac on, two of my favorite musicians did the unthinkable: David Berman of the Silver Jews and Tad Kubler of the Hold Steady dared to criticize Radiohead.  (Berman here and Kubler here, both links via Stereogum).  Predictably, NASA had to come in to keep the internet from … Continue reading

So So Sorry

Hey everyone, I haven’t posted in almost a month.  In that time, I’ve seen the following states:  California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut (but only from a train window), Rhode Island, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Canada’s lovely Ontario.   I don’t make this list … 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

Good Day for Music

And not just because the new My Morning Jacket and Lil Wayne records are out. In fact, the two records I’m most excited about today haven’t been released yet. Click here to stream the new Sigur Rós. Click here to stream the new Hold Steady. My Albums of the Year list is already filling up … Continue reading