Apparently I’m always a critic. I found a peanut butter cookie to be disappointing, and this led to others criticizing my criticizing. However, that just means I need to be a critic. On Saturday was Record Store Day, a celebration of all things wonderful1. I met with my friend Allegra, and we realized we didn’t have time for sushi before Valery Gore’s set at Sonic Boom, so instead we went to the record store, made our way to the basement, where a soundcheck was going on. It wasn’t Ms. Gore, but instead Lullabye Arkestra. It was interesting, and I might have enjoyed them if I stayed, but I was more… Read More »Sonic Boom!
Narratives interviews Mitch Fillion of Southern Souls. Great website, but it needs an RSS feed. Interview interviews Stephin Merritt. (Courtesy of Chromewaves) CBC Radio 3 posts really boring videos. Christine Bougie tells us all how to do our taxes. (Courtesy of Terri) The only good thing about basketball, dinosaurs eating cheerleaders. (Courtesy of The Daily What) Vish Khanna has breakfast with Laura Barrett on CBC Radio 3. Listen here. Or, how about Vish Khanna talking to Stephin Merritt. Sloan release B Sides Win… they should’ve called it, Raise Your Glass To The B Side. http://www.cbc.ca/radio3/podcasts/breakfastclub/CBCR3Break_2010-02-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
So, I thought I’d start an ongoing journey into why I like lyrics, and lyricists. We’re going to start with a gentleman named Stephin Merritt who fronts the band The Magnetic Fields. If you’ve known me for more than 15 minutes, you’ve surely heard me espouse the merits of Stephin Merritt. (har!) The Magnetic Fields are pretty fantastic, their music is smart, and funny. They gained much notoriety in 1999 when they released their triple album 69 Love Songs, which lives up perfectly to the name. Since then they’ve released i, an album in which every song starts with the letter ‘i’ and Distortion, a record covered from head to… Read More »Lyrics volume 1