Leaving for the Weekend
I'm off to Madison , Wisconsin tomorrow. I'm sure that doesn't generate the buzz of excitment as "I'm off to SXSW tomorrow," but nobody's perfect. I'm not sure if I will have time to post while I'm away, so I wanted to leave you with some of what I'm listening to now:
The Lovely Feathers: In the Valley
This Montreal band is receiving much blogger love, and I understand completely. I just received The Lovely Feathers' album Hind Hind Legs, and I had some time to check it out today. I'm becoming addicted to the track "Wrong Choice" and the track "Pope John Paul" receives equal adoration. I think "Pope John Paul" an instant show classic with it's catchy chorus. I'm ready to yell "Krakow, Poland" with the best of them.
Irving's new album Blood on the Flowers, Death in the Garden has provided the soundtrack for my hour-plus ride to work. The album is amazingly good.
The Fiery Furnaces: I'm in No Mood
This song just hits close to home. That's all.
The Undisputed Heavyweights: Bitches Be Trippin' (Live)
I saw the Heavyweights play at Piano's a few weeks ago. The show was this wonderful folk-jazz-loungey religious rival. I haven't seen such pure joy on people's faces as I did the night the Heavyweights played. After the show, Wes explained: "You might have only seen four people on stage, but there were really five. Jesus. He was there, too."
Matisyahu: King Without a Crown
This week, my second graders reminded me that Matisyahu is one sweet Haisidic Jewish raggae artist. To summarize the conversation in my classroom: He's got a beard and can spit out cool beats.
Sorry for the spotty descriptions. My flight leaves at 6:00 am tomorrow and I haven't packed yet. I have to get on that!