I’ve been putting in more overtime at the office, but that gives me a chance to listen to music!
Here’s Peach Kelli Pop, our space explorers:
And Skylar Gudasz covering Big Star:
At the end, if you look carefully you just might see the last gen x American as the camera pans right. I even contributed a whistle.
Gudasz’s original stuff is quite good too.
I spent my weekend looking at St. Paul, Minn., property assessments, which I may write on in the future. Until I’m writing again, here’s what I’ve been listening to these days.
…And a Minneapolis act, Teenage Moods.
It’s been a few months since I’ve done one of these, and thanks to some overtime this weekend I haven’t had time to write, so here’s Japandroids’ “Adrenaline Nightshift.”
…And since I’m seeing a performance of Big Star’s Third this week, here’s “For You.”
Finally, here’s the best photo I took of the lunar eclipse last night.
Seldom is the season when I have nothing to say for a fortnight. I’m going to be nitro-busy this week too, but I certainly can’t deny you readers some music.
The biggest development in my wanna-be audiophilic journey is my long-deferred binge on some decent speakers, but rather than tediously plug wires into a receiver I went with a pair of SONOS PLAY:5s—I told you it was a binge. These things are awesome. Since last year, the manufacturer caved and changed the controller app to allow them to work over a generic wireless network instead of its own dedicated network. That means no need to buy a bridge and plug your music player or NAS drive into your router.
So what have I been listening to with all this hi-fi consumer electronics? … The radio!
Internet radio to be precise, but living too close to the University of Minnesota has rotted my mind into listening to the college radio station, Radio K. This, it turns out, is a genius idea because I can now monitor what all the young hipsters are listening to even though I’m approaching middle age.
So here’s Alabama’s Waxahatchee:
…And now Australia’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard:
Kinda reminds me of Mr. Bill from Saturday Night Live.
Peace out folks.
I’m trying to cheer myself up after I was laid off from my one day on the job at J.D. Premium Loan LLC yesterday, and since I haven’t done a music post since October—goodness!—I feel I should cheer all of us up.
David Kilgour’s, “Today Is Gonna Be Mine,” is great song for getting yourself together before heading out to work.
…But I’m more partial to the Dirtbombs’ cover of “Fire in the Western World.”
So there was an eclipse last week, and since I’m a little busy and a lot backlogged LSTB-wise, I figured, I’d serve you some lunar music. Okay, just Luna’s “Black Postcards.”
I’ve seen Dean Wareham play at least twice. Very enjoyable, the man’s a guitar genius.
Also last week, I realized that I’ve under-appreciated the Ponys.
I really don’t do these nearly enough.
Here’s Lambchop’s “The Militant,” which I was obliquely reminded of with the Ferguson, Mo. news.
And here’s something a little more fun that I discovered to start off your week, The Shirts’ “The Tiger Must Jump.”
I regret not seeing this show.