Monthly Archives: October 2015

Happy Halloween!

Sleepwalkers

Happy Halloween, y’all! Things I wish for you today:

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Noam Pikelny

noam pikelny

Still following the thread from last week’s CD Monday

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CD Monday

Frank Hoier

Picking up the thread from last week’s CD Monday. Frank Hoier’s was the first version I heard of the traditional song “Moonshiner,” which folds the lyrics from “Sweet Heaven When I Die” into a verse.

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CD Monday

Orthophonic Joy

I had the great pleasure of exploring Virginia’s Crooked Road music heritage trail over the weekend with Andrew Cothern (RVA Playlist, RVA News, Virginia Tourism) and Doug Nunnally (Sound Gaze, RVA Magazine). There are a zillion sights and sounds I’d like to share, and I’ll be putting together a bigger piece of writing describing the many reasons why a trip out to the Crooked Road is worth your while, but I thought I’d start by making Orthophonic Joy this week’s CD Monday.

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Dead Professional

Dead Professional

Had a great meta moment the first time I listened to “You Heard What You Wanted,” the second track from Dead Professional’s new Young Hardware EP.

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Will Butler

This video blew my mind a little bit. “Anna” has always reminded me of something Mark Mothersbaugh would have written for The Life Aquatic (“Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op” might be what I’m thinking of), and the first few seconds of the video pick up on the film’s aesthetic, with the yellow credits set against the ocean’s surface, the interior shots of a boat that seems very clean and vaguely antiquated… Emma Stone’s (excellent) performance takes the Brantley Gutierrez-directed clip to a different place — more Spike Jonze than Wes Anderson — but it still feels like the association I’d silently made was somehow extracted from my brain and given a visual form. I love it.

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Saturday at the Richmond Folk Fest

Folk Fest cover

I managed to sneak away for a few free-ranging hours at the Richmond Folk Festival on Saturday, and I brought my camera along with a photo post in mind.

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