Just digging through the odd bits of my iTunes list. Making discoveries. Here we have the innocence mission — folky and peaceful.
Of course, listening to the music in the previous post has started me going through an orgy of music listening, currently switching through various songs on Tommy.
I sit here with eyes half glazed over with one wish moving through my mind: I wish I was a DJ. Then and only then do I remember: I was.
In college, my extracurricular activity — other than Buck — was my job as a DJ at the college radio station, WRVU Nashville. Yes, it was the mid-seventies and female DJ’s were not really welcomed with open arms by the industry, but this was a college station down on the nether end of the dial, and besides, giving me my time slots for the year was the only time that the program director got to talk to a girl.
If you were to hear my voice, you would know right off that no, this is not a DJ’s voice. But, you work with what you are given. Thinking of putting up a channel on Spotify.
And now, we finally have February like it’s supposed to be in Ohio. I have been thoroughly enjoying the global warming and its effects on the local wintertime, what with its sun and its higher than normal temperatures. Yes, I would rather it were not so, and that the average temperature of the globe was wherever it’s supposed to be. However, as long as the good weather lasts, I shall enjoy it.
It did not last as far as today, and so I must soon venture out into the unpleasantness. This is the sort of day, I think, that was made with raincoats and boots in mind, even though there is no rain falling now.
To listen to today, as I have been doing all morning, Heroes Can Be Any Size, Jackie Leven:
Current favorite band, Sigur Rós. Album Valtari being released in a few days.
By the way, don’t worry if you don’t understand the lyrics. They’re in Icelandic.
- Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk” / They’re Dropping a New Album in May! (dbradmusic.wordpress.com)
- Listen to – Sigur Ros – ‘Ekki múkk’ (7billionpeople.net)
- Stream: Sigur Rós – “Ekki Múkk” (obscuresound.com)
- First Listen: Sigur Rós, ‘Valtari’ (wnyc.org)
- [MP3] Sigur Rós – “Varúð” (laststopwonderland.com)
- Sigur Ros streaming their new album, ‘Valtari’ (listen) (brooklynvegan.com)
- Sigur Rós’ Kjartan Sveinsson to Sit Out World Tour (pitchfork.com)