Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Things I adore right this second:

1. In my various research today, I found this picture:

It's a drawing by Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum, and I think it just may encapsulate everything I love about his songwriting. Yes?
I found it here. Don't think the site's been updated recently, but that's ok.

This may be one of the greatest things ever. It's the final track to In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.

2. I also adore this song from the Bowerbirds.

They're touring with Phosphorescent, apparently. Related to my digging around for this article, I found the Band of the Week bit Paste did on Phosphorescent in October, when his album came out. It contained an interesting little tidbit, which is that The University of Georgia drumline probably had something to do with the writing of one of his tracks. (As a former member of the Redcoats, myself, that was certainly surprising to me.) Big dork, I know.

So, therefore, the next thing I adore is

3. "At Death, A Proclamation" by Phosphorescent, which is an excellent song in any case.

Phosphorescent with a tiger, apparently (from his MySpace):

4. Another thing I wrote up on the Paste website: Ladyhawk announces album release, tours Canada

As AWESOME as I feel like my writing is, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So here, my friends, is Ladyhawk:

Wow. Look at the mugs on these guys. I'm in love.


bradley said...

bowerbirds?? Did I hear someone talking about bowerbirds??


Rich said...

Dear Jeff Mangum,

We miss you.


Juliar said...

Ain't that the truth?

Rich said...

You know, it's been 10 years since Aeroplane. Released Feb. '98. Wow.