This summer seems to never end. Last week was cold (I grumpily wore a wool sweater for the first time since March) and everyone in my immediate proximity (him & her, for example) seemed to be getting sick. I thought I was doomed for The First Big Cold Of The Season so I got ready for the attack with Vitamin C, honey drops, and grapefruit. Clearly I was wrong, as autumn doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to arrive this year; and yet, with the start of this week I am in a midwestern emo sort of mood, dreamily awaiting quiet nights in, wanting to shake off the heat and madness of the summer, hoping to slow down for a bit. Closing my eyes just for a second, hands cupped around a mug of hot tea, the morning soundtracked by all these bands I’d forgotten about, which a random mention of Gang Of Four and this feature post suddenly brought back to memory.
I’m forever thankful to whatever it was that made me discover the music of Julia years ago. I might even have had a song on a tape which has now disappeared somewhere; but this doesn’t matter at all, since a kind soul (in fact, the former bassist of Julia, Chad Haley) has made pretty much the whole discography of Julia available on last.fm for free download. I urge you to go there and get all those songs because they’re raw and beautiful.. I swooned when I saw this, and so my morning was full of Julia on repeat; and, later, of Red House Painters and American Football, Everton and Rika, everything my little autumnal heart could possibly desire.
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