I used to post these on Facebook as Notes, but since the Timeline refactor, I frankly have no idea how to use Notes; so I guess I’ll just post on my own blog. I use last.fm (me) to track my music-listening habits (and sometimes for other things). As of some time recently, I’ve passed 60,000 [...]
I spent Saturday at the 50th Newport Folk Festival, and it was excellent. Some of the highlights? Well, let’s see… I saw Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes… the list goes on. Aside from a little bit of sunburn and a lighter wallet thanks to having my chair set up perilously close to the [...]
So, I’ve been mulling over this post for a couple of weeks, ever since I bought the new Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love. I suppose you could label it something of an “indie rock opera”. But, after a couple of weeks with it, I personally would label it “The Best Album of 2009″. The [...]
A review of Andrew Bird’s new album Noble Beast.
Yesterday I went to the 2008 Newport JVC Jazz Festival, and I figured I’d review it a bit here. We started off the morning with a set by the Mark Rapp band. Mark Rapp is a trumpet player, somewhat modern. He uses a wah about half of the time, and it’s pretty cool. His band [...]