Bright EyesI'm not sure why, but I'm just addicted to Bright Eyes recently. Maybe it's because “Conor Oberst” is such a cool name, or maybe it's because I've mostly missed all the hype surrounding him so all the music sounds fresh and new and real to me. Or maybe it's just the plain greatness of lyrics like this:
No one ever plans to sleep out in the gutter. Sometimes that's just the most comfortable place. . . . So when you're asked to fight a war that's over nothing, it's best to join the side that's gonna win. And no one's sure just how all this got started, but we'll make 'em goddamned certain how it's gonna end! Oh yeah we will. Oh yeah we will!— “Road to Joy” from I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, courtesy of Super D., the bestest friend ever. I hope Mr. Oberst is right.
Posted February 11, 2005 05:15 AM | ai music
I wish I had missed all the hype, too. But it was rather difficult- NYT, GQ (or was it Esquire, I forget). His show sold out here, which bummed me out. I have not seen him since I was living in Boston. Have only heard one track so far. I need to buy the CDs (or hit soulseek and burn them).
Posted by: musclehead at February 11, 2005 11:53 AM
You might want to look into Los Desaparecidos, Conor's rock band, too. Or Commander Venus, his old rock band from when he was 16. The latter might be kind of hard to find since I just noticed old CD's going on ebay for $50+, but if you ask nicely, I might be able to send you a copy.
btw, I'm working on the Nebraska indie rock post you requested, ai.
Posted by: Steve at February 11, 2005 02:56 PM
"but if you're still free, start running. 'Cause we're coming for ya."
Also, do not neglect the roly-poly beauty of "Arc of Time (Time Code)" on "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn".
Now, spend some time with The Arcade Fire. Better yet, see them live and then obsess over the record. I play it in the mornings, getting ready, feeling cinematic and noble.
Posted by: care at February 12, 2005 12:29 PM