Been spinning a lot of Lou Reed this week, of course. Nothing more than this, one of my favorite performances of his:
It’s been a while since I listened to Patty Griffin, but I’ve liked her since 2004 or so, when a friend back in New Paltz introduced me to 1,000 Kisses. This song, which I saw Mary Lou Lord post about on Facebook a couple of days ago, is incredible. It’s on the album Silver Bell, which was just released after sitting on a shelf for thirteen years. She recorded another version of it a while ago and I guess The Dixie Chicks covered it at some point, but it’s new to me and it’s fucking killer. I’ve listened to it at least a hundred times in the last forty-eight hours.
I’ve gotten a good amount of writing done this week and Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel has been my soundtrack. This Aquarium Drunkard piece gets at why it’s so damn good. I think this one will be in constant rotation, especially when I’m working.
Other good stuff I’ve been listening to: Irma Thomas’s In Between Tears, Dead Gaze’s Brain Holiday, The Gunshy’s Silent Songs, and Who Is William Onyeabor?
And here’s one of my favorite songs from 2012 (from my favorite album of 2012) that I just keep going back to: