“All Cats Are Grey” by the Cure just sounds better on a cold and rainy night. In fact, all of Faith sounds better in the cold as do most Cure albums. It’s not that I find their music cold, it’s actually the opposite.
- I’ve given Panda Bear’s Panda Bear vs the Grim Reaper a couple of listens. “Mr. Noah” and “Tropic of Cancer” are great songs, and I love his voice, but most of the music didn’t stay with me. After I finished listening to the album, I didn’t really remember what I heard. A few times, I didn’t realize tracks had changed. Now, I never heard Panda Bear nor Animal Collective before 2015. I heard of both, but never listened to their music before. After listening to it, I looked up reviews. The positive and negative reviews seemed pre-ordained. For The Needle Drop’s youtube review, I looked at the comments. I know, big mistake. One person said the reviewer didn’t listen to the music properly. So, I left a reply comment — I know, bigger mistake — asking how should I listen to this music. No response. If anyone reads this, how does one properly listen to this type of music: headphones, blasting from a stereo, in a night club?
- It’s been since November 7 that I saw a concert (The New Pornographers), and for my wife, it’s been since November 4 when she saw Nick and Knight. We miss it.
- Really looking forward to Record Raid on the 24th in the Bywater. Thankfully we get paid before the raid. Getting paid once a month requires thoughtful budgeting which we forgot to do around Christmas.
- Pitchfork is often wonderful and horrible, sometimes at the same time. However, there 5-10-15-20 series is great. Stuart Murdoch’s response makes me understand his music more and why I like Belle and Sebastian.