Archive for September, 2001

Sigur Rós, New York City

Friday, September 21st, 2001

Dominating my CD player for the past couple of days has been Miriodor’s new album, Mekano, which I received from Cuneiform last week. It kicks. Review coming.

Just bought tickets to the Sigur Rós and The Album Leaf show in New York next Monday. I’m really psyched for it - the last show Sigur Rós did in New York they thought was horrible, but I really enjoyed; and also, I’ve heard some The Album Leaf MP3s and they’re really, really nice. Unfortunately, I’m not able to make it to the Birdsongs of the Mesozoic free show that’s happening tonight, but one of my friends (an insatiable fan of Radiohead among others, who seems to like all the post-rock I throw at her) listened to Petrophonics and decided to check out the show… so at least I’ll get to hear a firsthand report while I stew in my envy.

In the wake of the September 11 bombings, the monologue in Godspeed You Black Emperor!’s “dead flag blues” is horribly appropriate. “The skyline was beautiful on fire” - “The buildings tumbled in on themselves” - “I open up my wallet and it’s full of blood”…

What’s spinning, September 9 edition

Sunday, September 9th, 2001

Yeah, it’s been a while… like, a really long while. So what have I been listening to lately? Here comes another list, this one sans commentary:

The Roots just played a free show here in New Haven. An entire square block was covered in Yale students, New Haven residents, and people from surrounding towns and colleges. I stayed for a bit and they did a good show, but I couldn’t see jack and I’m not familiar with much of their music, so I wasn’t really feeling it. Shame, because what I have heard I’ve really liked. I’m going to have to pick up a couple of their albums at some point.

Although I’m really digging the hip-hop, post-rock, and indie-rock acquisitions that I’ve made in the past few months, I think I’m finally getting back into the swing of progressive rock. The list above has the highest proportion of prog-to-non-prog than any listening list has had for quite some time. This is dangerous for my wallet, but good for this website.