I am listening to Mogwai. Not sure why, but at some point shoe-gazing post-rock replaced modal jazz as my go to writing music. Unless, I get really stuck, in which case the Stones’ Sticky Fingers gets turned way up. But, this isn’t about my writing process, it’s pretty boring. I sit in front of a screen make my fingers move in syncopated rhythms all while listen to some slow jams.
No, this the story of a mysterious dog named Waldo, cash payoffs to the Canadian Parliament, a stolen religious idol, and a chateau in the Swiss Alps that holds the key to it all…No, I promised a follow up on Typekit and here it is. Read More
Not feeling particularly webby today, so screw it, I’m reviewing David Lowery’s new album The Palace Guards instead.
I have been a fan of Lowery’s work since a friend passed me a copy of Cracker’s self titled debut. He gave me the CD because he didn’t like the album enough to move it to Germany with him (this was pre iPod). Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but hey, one man’s trash is another… Anyway, the founder / leader of both Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker has finally stepped out and released an album under his own name, which I found a demo copy of for sale at a discount book store in Chicago a week before its official release. Again, not exactly a ringing endorsement, but… Read More