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In Rainbows

Inb-Rainbows If you haven’t all by now downloaded Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows, I highly recommend you do so. You can find it on Radiohead’s web site and download it for as much or as little money as you think it’s worth. Admittedly I gave all of two British pounds, which comes to about $5. It’s worth far more than that.

Jerod may even be playing with Radiohead by now, so listen for his distinctive wailing synthesizers on continual loop.

I also highly recommend a newish album by a band called Okkerville River. Very good, tuney stuff.

Jen and I went to see Wilco last week here in Minneapolis, and they put on a really great show. As mellow as their latest album is, the live show was completely loud. Jen’s and my first real date was going to Wilco at the Walker Sculpture Garden, so it was nice to go home again. The opening act was an interesting multi-instrumentalist named Andrew Bird who builds songs live on stage by playing various instruments and looping them over each other. He also whistles a lot, and he’s a damn impressive whistler. Very entertaining and interesting show.

The peak of the fall is already past its heights up here. Jen and I will be raking up damp leaves a lot of the weekend, and trying to find whatever glory can be found in that and scooping out raingutters.

After the Explosions

I hope everyone had a great, safe, and relaxing Fourth of July.  And I hope at least one of us of won a prize in the Boat Parade.

I’m sharing the mix that is assisting me as I try to get back into the weekday grind.  I hope you enjoy.


01 Emma Pollock | Adrenaline
02 Von Südenfed | The Rhinohead
03 Scout Niblett | Dinosour Egg
04 The Early Years | Say What I Want To
05 Battles | Ddiamondd
06 Yeasayer | 2080
07 James Yorkston | Woozy With Cider
08 The Ponys | Double Vision
09 The Fall | Coach and Horses
10 Mumm-Ra | Out of the Question
11 White Rabbits | Dinner Party
12 Air Traffic | An End to All Our Problems
13 Minipop | Like I Do
14 The Polyphonic Spree | The Fragile Army
15 Laura Viers | Saltbreakers
16 Spoon | The Underdog
17 Voxtrot | Blood Red Blood
18 The Clientele | Isn’t Life Strange?
19 Trembling Blue Stars | Idyllwild
20 Bob Dylan | Huck’s Theme
21 Soulsavers | Spiritual
22 Editors | Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors
23 The New Pornographers | My Rights Versus Yours
24 Vampire Weekend | Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
25 Map of Africa | Bone
26 Oi Va Voi | Dissident
27 Okkervil River | Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
28 The Twilight Sad | Cold Days From the Birdhouse
29 Art Brut | I Will Survive
30 The National | Start a War

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