My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-24) →
The Weakerthans (20) Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (14) Elliott Smith (12) Mumford & Sons (12) Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
(See what I did there? Cross-promotion became all hip and edgy because I used “x” to stand in for “cross” and abbreviated promotion.) New Painted Curbstones post is up. This one took a quite unexpected turn to negative town, but whatever, it’s nothing you won’t have seen before.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-17) →
The Weakerthans (6) Bright Eyes (2) Bon Iver (2) Elliott Smith (2) Sufjan Stevens (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Before you start to read what follows, I want you to cast your mind to a different place. You are no longer sitting in front of your computer in the middle of the summer in some Northeastern town, or wherever you are. You are now in the dead of winter, and in the dead of small-town Canada. It’s freezing cold, and you’re about to drive home from a curling tournament, a...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-10) →
Ride (12) Radiohead (12) Wilco (11) Laura Gibson (9) The Extra Lens (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Why can't I forgive these buildings, these... →
I somehow happened upon this article earlier today. I started reading it because I like the writer, Paul Tough, and I like the band he was writing about, The Weakerthans. But I wasn’t sure what the combination would be like. (I like Paul Tough, primarily, because he writes about poverty and education at a really high level, so it was unexpected for me to find him writing about obsessing over...
Cycling is an excruciating sport—a rider’s power is only as great as...– Philip Gourevitch, “Letter from Rwanda, Climbers” in the July 11th/18th issue of The New Yorker.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-7-3) →
Fleet Foxes (19) Bob Dylan (18) Yuck (12) Elliott Smith (11) Bright Eyes (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz