Frozen In Time
Hey y’all. I hope your weekends were productive and/or enjoyable. Mine was both! I guess technically it started Thursday evening with another successful Dinner Club For Day People meeting. I’ll hopefully get around to reviewing that meal tomorrow. On Friday I headed to the Pico-Robertson / Beverly Hills area where I cooked dinner and started watchingÂ Manhunt on Netflix. I’ve been hearing about the new Netflix original seriesÂ Mindhunter lately from an insider who claims its as good as the first season ofÂ True Detective. Ever since I heard that, I’ve been watching for a release date announcement. I must have consumed a bit more alcohol than I thought on Friday, as I sawÂ Manhunt was “recently released” and immediately thought it wasÂ Mindhunter. After two episodes of me repeating, “This is gonna be awesome just wait…” I realized I was watching the wrong show. So dumb. On Saturday I was supposed to see Chelsea Wolfe but I ended up selling the tickets at the last minute. I don’t regret the decision at all, as her setlist confirms my fears that 12 out of 14 songs she performed are from her recent albums. Only 2 “older” songs, which would have infuriated me had I gone to show. On Sunday I watched the early football games with some friends, watched the Giants game alone, and then drank myself to bed. In between I got a lot of housecleaning and errands done, I swear. It was productiveÂ and enjoyable!
Last week also included a chance to see my buddy Brandon’s band Simon Doom. They played at The Friend, which I guess is a hip new bar in the old Barbarella space (which itself took over the old Zen Sushi space). It’s kind of an uncomfortably scene-y bar, but the cocktail I had was good and getting to chat with Brandon and see his band made it worth the effort. I don’t know if they’re touring anywhere else, but I’m sure they’ll continue to play around NYC so keep your eyes and ears open, there’s a lot to like if you’ve ever counted yourself a fan of The Replacements, The Strokes, The House Of Love, Interpol or Elefant. At least to my ears, those are some sonic similarities I heard.
That said…how about a mix tape?!
RULES for uninitiated noobs: I give birth to a weekly Mix Tape to be deposited on your iPhoneÂ or iPod orÂ iBrainÂ or whatever the industry is currently pushing on you. Sometimes there will be themes that link all the songs together, other times Iâ€™ll just throw songs at a wall (not literally â€“ iPhones are expensive!) and see what sticks.Â Lots of new releases to share this week. What do you think? As we approach the end of 2017 my Best Of… list is undergoing almost daiy revisions.Â The goal of this endeavor, as always, is to pique your interest in these artists so youâ€™ll support the artists andÂ buy their albums.
01. Ufomammut – BabelÂ [MP3]
02. Library Tapes – Komorebi, Pt. 1 [MP3]
03. Wolves In The Throne Room – The Old Ones Are With Us [MP3]
04. Benoit Pioulard – Same Time Next Year [MP3]
05. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Fam/Famine [MP3]
06. Townes Van Zandt – Lungs (Live In-Studio) [MP3]
07. Max Richter – Nocturnal [MP3]
08. Squalus – Eating Machine In The Pond [MP3]
09. Myrkur – Ulvinde [MP3]
10. Ben Frost – Entropy In Blue [MP3]
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