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April 21, 2006

Eyes Pried Open

Today I will chug the coffee and eye the clock until it's a five o'clock world and the whistle blows. I've had thorny reference projects this week and as a result I feel like a zombie. So, for your perusal and general awareness:

Desktop Zen If you're like me, maybe you can't hide the clutter all over your real desktop, but this page explains how to clear your virtual one.

Sesame Street video clips! A list of clips available via YouTube (for now). Includes my favorite, the Ladybug Picnic

Decatur CD is having a sale this weekend (starting yesterday). They're good people and I always find excellent used stuff there. No, they didn't give me anything to say this, I just really like their shop. My latest finds: Stephen Merritt, The Who, and the new St. Etienne.

Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite: "It's official, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 2000. no release date has yet been set, but the band plans to begin recording this summer." (Remember when last year Billy Corgan took out a full-page ad and told us he had a secret?)

Luka Bloom, May 5, The Five Spot - The last time I saw Luka Bloom was in Greenwich Village a couple years ago. I took Mike Wolf, who didn't really know his music but went with me because I told him he'd like it. And he did.

Elvis Costello with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, May 13 - Fox Theater

Devendra Banhart, June 15 (Variety Playhouse) - w/ special guests The Magic Numbers

On the drive home last night I heard a song that I've never heard on the radio, Richard Thompson's "Vincent Black Lightning." I'd call it a modern folk song. It's a spare, steady, quiet but muscular tune, the story of James and Red Molly. James loves Molly and his Vincent (the motorcyle), and he's fought with the law since he was 17. And if I told you I didn't cry with Molly when James died, giving her his Vincent to ride, well, I'd be lying.

Yours, &c., LC | 10:40 AM | Music , Sundries | TrackBack (1)

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