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Eagerly Awaited
The Pitchfork review of the New Pornographers' third LP Twin Cinema is in and it's a big thumbs-up. While it annoys me the way reviewers find it necessary to slag artists' previous efforts in order to praise their current offerings -- see reviews of the second and third Stephen Malkmus solo albums for a case in Seurat-worthy point -- I'm willing to believe that Twin Cinema is even better than Mass Romantic and Electric Version, both of which were on heavy rotation in my head for months and months. Later today I will find out whether that conviction was justified.

In the meantime, I will drift off to sleep with visions of Neko's porch and the light upon it, refined by the memory of having tread upon it myself together with tommix. March 17th, 2003 was a rainy night in Tucson. And while it will go down in history as the day that George W. Bush confirmed that his neocon handlers had no intention of avoiding war with Iraq, I will always remember it as the day when I realized that hanging out with a rock band could be as fun and, more importantly, the same kind of fun as hanging out with my friends from graduate school. Some may construe that as a knock on the New Pornographers. In my book, though, it's another indication of their brilliance.

Mode: dense-headed
Muse: Drink To Me Babe Then - A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder

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From: e4q Date: August 23rd, 2005 10:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
aprpos music - check out http://music.sfweekly.com/Issues/2005-08-17/music/garrett.html who is moebius_rex, on lj. i friended him because he is also a citynoise resident, but in real life he is local to you
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 23rd, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sounds interesting. "Local" to my past, not present, I'm afraid -- it's 1000 miles from San Francisco to Tucson.
From: e4q Date: August 24th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
er, mmm. that's not local, yr right! picked up on the sf vibe but failed the geography test. still. you are on the same planet so yo ought to be able to get the www link ok... soz to be so daft
tommix From: tommix Date: August 23rd, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Lina and I really enjoy our "advanced copy" of "Twin Cinema" ;-)
It's a bit more diverse than previous albums -- Dan and Neko sing together, there are some garage rock-type songs, etc. Lot's o' fun!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 23rd, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You guys are so "advanced" these days. I still refuse to cheat on the release date for an album I'm looking forward to.
tommix From: tommix Date: August 23rd, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I gave up my morality when I entered grad school :-)
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