Brandi Carlile is at the Greek Theatre for two nights
Vince redeems himself after a bad set at MSG
the month of the solo man
yet based around a teen dreaminess of depression
you are looking at 372 songs by the end of the year
the worst I’ve seen Bright Eyes
‘He’ll still end up a historical footnote to Dylan.’
approximately 1% have received 90 percent of listeners’ plays
The Earliest Bird: August 21st Top Pick Is Bright Eye’s “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was”
I was as happy as I’ve been to hear from Conor in over a decade
‘Look up at that Everest Look down in that Mariana Trench’
you’re always better till you’re worse
it has been the year the music was canceled
News songs from Bright Eyes, Cigarettes After Sex, Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton
could not have found a better title
plenty of emotions and mindsets to explore
‘I really want to tell them to reschedule for March or April in 2021’
they have ‘furloughed as much as 67% of their workforce’
Please, God, let there be better than this coming up
2020 is a year of milestones for the band
Sure, songs remind you of times and places but does it remind you of some girls. For me I tend to let the girl dictate to me the song and I don’t mean our song, she might not even know it is our song, but somethings a song and a girl will come together…. Here is five such times.
IIt’s a weird realization, feeling like I’ve grown out of who I’ve considered my favorite musician for years. I’ll still listen to him, I don’t skip Bright Eyes when it comes up on shuffle, but his newer work doesn’t appeal to me and some of his older stuff is unlistenable. Conor’s grown up, and I have too, and we’ve gone our separate ways.
It’s so positive, and his classic, iconic wavery voice is incredibly prominent and I love it. “There are hundreds of ways to get through the day, there are hundreds of ways, so just find one.” He’s releasing a solo record on May 20th, and it’s going to follow this more country-tinged direction.
On the phone a coupla days ago I asked Marie what she was listening to and in response she sent me her most played list off her Ipod. “When I want to play music where I know I’m gonna love every song, I play this”, she explained. “These are the songs I never get tired of.”
Home For The Holidays – Perry Como – This one takes me back some eight years where a good friend used to sing this for me every Christmas, it is a sweet song isn’t it? – A
The rock Christmas album I remember best is A Very Special Christmas, which celebrated its 25th anniversary a couple of years ago. Everyone was playing it on Christmas 1987, even my mother-in-law.
Not much of a week for new material, indeed nothing actually made it and that’s a first outside of a Christmas or New Year’s week. And what there is tends to be there because of a concert I’ve seen or am seeing, except for two hit singles!
What Bright Eyes understands absolute these timeless songs is that they bring with them their own memories and 12 years after they are recorded, they bring with them the memories of memories; like the memories of childhood and lost loves.
The victims of, and the remains of the victims of, 9-11-01 did not lend themselves to what amounts to a form of anthropomorphism: essentially, changing their character to make them what Springsteen needed them to be in order to fit into his true blue collar tableau
it is elegiac and heartbroken, it tears at the political fabric, and it tears at God, only to extoll us to “rise up” like the fire people rising through that tower forever upwards to eternity – A
There is a fine line between being a deep thinker and a drag. Generally I would let any Bright Eyes new slip past, its not my scene and if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all (do you really think I subscribe to that?!)
“It was kind of difficult also to write because in the past I would always write when I was sad, it was just therapy for me. Sometimes I would even put myself in a position to get hurt so that I could write…”
Every Single Night – Fiona Apple – This is the other half of Fiona. Fiona as nursery rhyme singer, skipping merrily down the path of weirdness before losing it again – A