Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’ll learn to live again.

There are a couple of musicians that always make me feel better in the worst of weathers and one of them is Luke Leighfield. I have a shirt that reads, “University taught me nothing that I couldn’t read on Wikipedia” and though it’s not quite true it’s a good way to laugh when I’m feeling […]

With your heart in mind.

Just when I thought Justin Vernon couldn’t have surprised me anymore, comes along this jaw-dropping session he’s done together with Sean Carey, whose falsetto almost equals Justin’s legendary vocal performance. Among Steinways and tattoos, the beauty of this recording is in the sensibility and magnificence of the arrangements, in the fluctuating structure of its songs […]

Valentimes is Serious Times

Sometime last year, I became acquainted with the San Diego folk-punk band Sledding With Tigers. I liked their cynicism, split halfway between anger and earnestness. I liked that they reminded me of a lot of bands I used to listen to ten or more years ago – back when Yellowcard were the only pop punk […]