Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Wednesday Warbles

I don't have much to say today, amazingly. I'm slowly digging myself out of the Arts & Ideas hole I've been in.

Although, let me start by asking if this is really news? Is this what we're coming to as a society, that we give a poop about this? I sure hope not.

And, also, good for good ol' Rikki Rockett. Sorry we ever doubted you, man.

Lastly, before we move on, for all of you wondering what television shows people watch during the summer, here you go.

I've been listening to two CDs a ton in the last day, so I thought I'd talk about that. Yesterday morning I was struggling to find something to listen to while I worked, and I went with Dawn Landes' (that's her pictured) newest disc "Firecracker," which came out sometime in March.

It's really a great record, one of my favorites of the year. Here's a video:

Now, more importantly, Shawn Jones of The Lovely Sparrows sent me the band's debut LP, and it arrived yesterday afternoon. "Bury the Cynics" is a record I've been waiting to hear for, no joke, more than a year. When the group released its last EP, "Pulling Up Floors, Pouring On (New) Paint," I got a review copy and immediately took to it. In fact, I named it the 11th best album of 2006, and would have definitely put it higher on my list if it wasn't only five songs long. And "Cynics" does not disappoint. I can't get it out of my CD player over the last 20 or so hours. I think I've listened to it nine times through already, and it hurt my heart to give to Jeff Petrin to listen to a few minutes ago.

Here's a video (sorry for the quality):


Anonymous said...

That's one of the joys of having a blog - you don't actually have to have anything to say before you engage fingers to keyboard.

However, as you are metaphysically querying the universe about what music to listen to, I will give a wholehearted recommendation to the upcoming Loudon Wainright show at the Fairfield Theater Company on the 25th. The venue is small and great for seeing some acts (unlike the uninviting barn that is the Klein, where unfortunately FTC is placing most of its "bigger name" shows this summer), and Loudon is always great. Last summer he put on a terrific show, and turned out to be a really nice guy offstage as well. I'd recommend hopping MetroNorth to the Fairfield stop and seeing this artist in one of his rare local concert appearances.

(Sadly, I receive no monetary compensation from FTC for this shilling)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah - one other thing...
Who won the game on Monday?

Pat Ferrucci said...

Yep, I plan to be Loudon. I'm looking forward to it. I missed last year's show, and I don't remember why. Anyway, as for Monday, we, um, lost.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of the loss, but glad that you'll finally get to Loudon. My significant other and I are currently trying to figure out a tactful way to extricate ourselves from a wedding reception so that we can attend (OK, I'm not real concerned with the tactful part, but she is). Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated.

At any rate, if we can swing it, we'll be there. And if I am, I'll gladly purchase you an adult beverage. Or two. I will definitely need some by then.

Peace out -