Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rainy Day Fun

Can't say much for my new music listening these days. Long nights on labor & delivery and nailbiters by the Tar Heels have been too much distracting. Despite Sara's offer to burn me up a slice of Andrew Bird's new one, I'm happy with my call to pull it off the shelf for myself - lots of unwrapping appeal. It makes me wish I could whistle. My attempts have likely amused the smokers in front of the hospital.

On this lazy, rainy, pre-ACC semifinal, Lawson-less, thinking about a swim but probably won't Saturday morning I've wandered back to Song By Toad, my favorite blog today, and am enjoying his podcast and rant on anti-Darwin sentiment in America. Check it out. FFW to the 35.00 min mark if you don't have as much free time as I've lucked into.

Makes me pissed I missed Clem Snide this week.


1 comment:

  1. Sadly, I think your walk to and from the mailbox today could be counted a swim. But what better weekend to be forced inside by ACC tourney?

    As for Noble Beast, I think the most impressive thing about the album is the fact that it does not disappoint in any manner. After seeing Andrew Bird live, and enjoying his 2 previous albums to the point of distraction, it's quite a feat that I am still totally blown away. Specifically, if he could make an album that consisted of sounds/rhythms/claps from 2:16 to 3:50 of Anoanimal, I think I would give up listening to any other musicians.

    Clem Snide was pretty fantastic. I've spent more time listening to Eef Barzelay's solo albums (also great), but the full band definitely suits him. It was a small crowd, maybe 50 or so, and Eef was hilarious on stage. Remind me to tell you the story about the blog contest winner...