Music

Metric Is Totally The Bee’s Knees.

There haven’t been many bands in the past few years that have kept me interested for four whole albums the way that Metric has. Sure the last (and most popular) record, Fantasies is far more polished and electronic than the previous ones, but I love ’em all. I tried to Read more…

By Tim, ago
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Plastic Bertrand n’est pas Plastic Bertrand

Back in 1982, when I saw the movie “Summer Lovers” at Paul Swangard’s house, there were two songs that I determined, at the time, to be awesome.  “Ça plane pour moi” was one, and “Just Can’t Get Enough” from Depeche Mode’s first record (before Vince Clarke left to form Yazoo) Read more…

By Tim, ago
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The Gaslight Anthem – ’59 Sound

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing your Springsteen on your sleeve. Unless you don’t mean it., or else – as with And these guys – REALLY FUCKING MEAN IT. Oh yeah, and they are managed by South Eugene H.S. alum Anna Jacobson-Leong so you know they’re legit.

By Tim, ago
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Menomena – The Pelican

I’m not sure what this song has to do with Pelicans cause I just don’t listen to lyrics all that often, but the emotion that comes through the song may be something akin to how Pelicans in the Gulf of Mexico feel right now.

By Tim, ago
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Lightning Dust – Take It Home

I’m trying to fix something on my blog, so here’s another video immediately on the heels of the last. Stick around…there will likely be another shortly. Lightning Dust is a side project of some folks from Black Mountain, whom I’ve not heard.

By Tim, ago