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Once More in Mind - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Once More in Mind
The New Pornographers are back in town, playing tonight at The Rialto. Although Rob Mitchum's Pitchfork review compared their new album unfavorably to its predecessor, I'm coming to prefer it. The ballads appeal to me more, at any rate. I believe that you will still be able to purchase tickets at the box office this evening, if you arrive in a timely fashion. You should try to get there reasonably early regardless, because opening act Lavender Diamond is really good. And, while the New Pornographers are the sort of band that is more likely to stand out on record, where their attention to detail is more readily discerned, they are at least guaranteed to be fun. Tucson seems to relax them, perhaps because it feels a little like a home away from home, as the piece I wrote on the band back in 2003 -- I've linked to it before, but not all of you were reading me back then -- suggests. Look for me if you go tonight. I'll be wearing a slightly oversized black T-shirt and the formerly black, made-in-the-USA 501s that I recently retrieved from storage, otherwise known as my standard outfit of the 1990s.

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Current Location: 85704
Muse: strains of Neko's voice from the song "Challengers"

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: September 21st, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I just left another comment about how I don't listen to Electric Version enough but I just went to look for it and can't find ANY of my New Pornographers cds. I think maybe they made their way to yourbestfiend's house after one of our cd exchanges or something. But EV isn't even on my i-tunes so I'm especially sad now.

Sigh.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: September 21st, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Have fun at the show!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 22nd, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I did. Too many people I know professionally to relax fully, but I had fun regardless.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 22nd, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, you better get them back! Don't take "No" for an answer.

And good luck with that. . . :-)
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: September 22nd, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh I'll be working on that. I'm not sure she has them but it's the most likely scenario, given the moving mayhem. Here's hoping...

Glad the show was good. I saw Neko solo here at this really tiny theater and it was just awesome. Saw NP at Henry Fonda, which I also like as a venue. But the tiny place--can't remember the name--was just great for her acoustically. She covered Dylan. It was awesome.
From: ex_benlinus Date: September 21st, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I saw them in Cambridge during the Mass Romantic tour way back when and I danced around like a fool. I still thing Slow Descent into Alcoholism is one of the best songs ever written.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 22nd, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Dancing around like a fool is cool!
From: ex_benlinus Date: September 22nd, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And that's a great article by the way. I just got the chance to read it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 22nd, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Many thanks. You can imagine how much fun it was to do the preparations for writing it!
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