I’ve got an iPod again, just a nano, nothing fancy. I got it for Christmas, mostly so I could listen in the car without carrying an ungodly number of CDs around. But I’ve been enjoying it quite a lot, mostly because of the album shuffle feature…I like listening to albums end to end. I like the surprise of not knowing what’s next. I like the fact that I can go back to albums I’m done reviewing or will never review. It’s been fun. I still use a shuffle for running, because you can bounce it around and drop it without disaster, and anyway, even I can’t run for more than about 50 songs at a time. But the nano has been a kick, I have to say.
So anyway, I was on the couch reading The Watchmen last night, and Felt’s Stains on a Decade came up and it was so good that I thought I’d share a little. I can’t share a lot, because I’m on dial-up and it’s snowing and I’m not likely to get out of the house for a while. But one song, I think I can manage. (This one is three minutes long. It took 18 minutes to upload. I’ve got to move so I can get broadband.)
It’s “Penelope Tree.” Fantastic.
I was also listening, last night, to a couple of CDRs by a band called La Otracina. I’m a little hazy about how I got them. I think Adam Kriney from Owl Xounds might have sent them a year or two ago. (He’s in both bands, it looks like.) Anyway, I’m a moron for not listening earlier, because it’s exactly what I like … mind-blowing psych/prog/improv sort of stuff. The two I’ve got are called Love, Love, Love. The band, I find, is now on Holy Mountain. That’s always a good sign. They have a MySpace.