Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

i'm grateful, all the same

i love the new walkmen record. you should love it, too. there's a lot of good stuff there. right now, though, having listened to it a million times on NPR before it came out, i am most enamored with the two bonus tracks that came from buying it (with monies!) on iTunes. especially this little calypso number, which has the very lovely, upbeat weariness that makes this record so goddamn good. it just fits my mood, especially in the wake of the last show this weekend.

The Walkmen - Grateful by Weallwantsomeone

Thursday, September 2, 2010

your memories are being run

p4k's best songs of the 90s has been what i thought it would be: a bunch of stuff i don't know, a bunch of stuff i don't care about, and a few absolutely spot-on choices. it finishes tomorrow and everyone will argue or complain about it, maybe, but so far there have been a few entries that i could not agree with more. the thing i like is how they picked the exact right songs from these bands-- i think it shows the connoisseurship that is the reason we read critics.

#178: Broadcast - Echo's Answer

simply one of my favorite songs.

#63: Modest Mouse - Trailer Trash

please note that they picked what are almost certainly their 3 best pre-2000s songs for this post: trailer trash, never ending math equation, and broke.

#21: Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

don't deny it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

i don't know but i've been told: you'll never die and you'll never grow old

september! i didn't plan on starting you off by reading through my old LJ, in reverse chronological order, becoming more mortified as the self-involvement went from huge to monumental and the writing went from bad to uniquely horrific. i was especially struck by the lack of empathy, and the sense of entitlement, and the meanness, smallness, and pettiness-- especially because i remember feeling the way i was feeling at all the different times that i wrote all the different things and i'm almost sure i didn't mean to be that way. the facts are stark: i was that way. ow.

so then i started looking through old songs, and old records, and of course gmail; the damn thing saves so much. i was especially struck by the seeming endlessness:

1-20 of thousands

totally nonchalant.

my point is not about the past specifically, though to say sorry for being such a nightmare to everyone, always, is probably a worthwhile thing to do every time i can; it's more about remembering and taking stock and, hopefully, identifying progress. i'm sure it'll happen plenty of times in the next two months before i move to norway, but i'm glad i kind of stumbled into it without any emotional push. i do a lot of internalizing and compartmentalizing (i like to think of insides as an elaborate, high tech recycling center), especially these days, so it is actually nice to dive into the history books and see what i've been avoiding and what i've forgotten.

still, it's nice to feel like there's been some progress. wiser, not wise; older, not old.

Monday, August 16, 2010

[though said with hands in pocket, I mean it hand on heart]

from their brand new semi-acoustic reworkings EP "All's Well That Ends"; i like all of the tracks so much (surprise! but no, really, if they were shitty i'd ignore them). they are all surprisingly restrained without losing that essential LC!-ness (the exclamation point?) and are wonderful. this is my favorite of the bunch, not coincidentally because it's one of my favorites from the record and has some of the best lyrics on the whole damn thing. and lovely background vocals.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

if i could see all my friends tonight

i had heard that this single-handedly made the p4k festival worth it, but i didn't realize what that actually meant until i saw this video. gave me chills at work.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

zomg azure ray

why is this so far away and most likely not attendable??!??!? I WANTS MY NARCOTIC ANGELVOICE SADPOP PLZ

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

home, let me come home

phenomenal song i've posted about before (thanks to andrew for tip); now remixed in an EVEN MORE HEARTBREAKING fashion (thanks to brittany for tip). i frequently think songs should be sadder, and this remix is so successful at elevating this song and accentuating the melancholy. love it.

tried to fight the creeping sense of dread with temporal things; most of the time i guess i felt alright

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"we're going to play some canadian space rock for ya"

random thought: i need to move this over to tumblr. blogspot is comparatively busted.
other random thought: i miss lala a lot. i have to use hypemachine for any convenient music now and it's annoying.

for now: do make say think, aka a great band to listen to anytime but especially at work. loved forever, but some rarities/right-now jamz:

great live jam. sick bass.

two of my favorites in the same video, plus great banter.

adorable video for a tender history in rust, which has to be my favorite song to play on guitar.

great song i'd never heard before, entitled "hooray! hooray! hooray!"

and the first track on their newest record, that makes me happy as soon as the first guitar comes in. how do they get all their instruments to sound so fucking good? i don't know.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

she says nothing seems the same / and i can't change a thing

future islands. holy crap. i love them so much. first, listen/watch:

long flight-- let the excellent cokemachine glow review do the talking:
The stand-out “Long Flight,” on the other hand, is a slow burn. It doesn’t bother with a chorus so much as a couple of fragmented refrains (“You can’t look me in my eyes anymore”; “Just ‘cause you needed a hand”) repeated and syntactically rearranged throughout the rest of the song like a frenzied villanelle. The repetition of the lyrics, combined with an ever-intensifying synth line, creates an almost unbearable tension—and, sure enough, Herring finally breaks half a minute before the song ends, thrashing and growling for only a few seconds and then retreating into a defeated whisper. Something about his outburst feels lonely and futile, like gnashing your teeth at a mirror. Because even though all the songs on the record are sung to a certain you, there’s an unshakable sense that the person Herring’s addressing isn’t listening.

swept inside-- new favorite. compared to the extremes he takes his voice to in some of these songs (the next one in particular), the calm delivery of this song is grounding. part of me wants everyone to listen to this one first, since it's so obviously good and because it's not as immediately challenging as the other two, but just trust me here.

an apology-- one of the best songs i've heard in so long. the video is fantastic-- his energy, at first, seems insane, until the ... tenderness ... of his delivery comes through. i think tenderness is the right word. andy first got me into this band by saying, quote,
can't explain why i love it so much
singer dude has a sort of tom waits/meatloaf/ shakespeare live theatre sort of thing going on
just give them a chance
it's like posessed meatloaf
i'm serious
note that THIS IS THE WRONG WAY TO APPROACH THIS BAND. i saved this one for last so you wouldn't go, ok, music that al;ec likes plus insane meatloaf singer, great, i think i will take a huge pass on that thank you. but you know what? you'd be wrong, and i want you to have the opportunity to be right, so, please. enjoy.

is it an epic breakup album? yeah, no doubt about that, but it has beautiful keyboards, some really serious peter hook bass, an amazing strange singer, and songs that i guarantee will be in your head for days. thank god for good new music.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

goddamn it, amanda, goddamn it all

hi blog! here's a phenomenal new song about getting divorced.

and, for old time's sake, a phenomenal old song about getting divorced.

Friday, April 30, 2010

and i plan to be forgotten when i'm gone

various concerns:

1) lala is shutting down. this basically sucks, even if it may mean that iTunes is going streaming/online soon (apple bought lala). i will miss it, as will anyone trying to listen to anything i've ever posted on this blog before, which is a bummer.

2) the new tallest man on earth record is phenomenal. starting points:

burden of tomorrow: the happiest, i think, of all the songs on here.

a lion's heart: one of the saddest, i think, of all the songs on here.

the wild hunt: i like to think that this is a really happy wake song. (the only possible reply to this kind of statement, is, i know, "you would think that")

thousand ways: something about a thousand makes for good songs. current favorite.

3) we've got a show coming up, curated by and featuring some of my favorite people. may 14th, velvet lounge, apparently there's a flyer and everything. there may be a new song or two, some covers we don't usually get to do, etc., pending steve's return from palestine. maybe some details will be revealed about me moving away? who knows.

4) i forgot to mention how much i've been digging late-period Johnny Cash since i listened to a lot of it to/from SF a few weeks ago. primarily these two covers:

i see a darkness (ft. bonnie "prince" billy) -- duh. great backup vox by will oldham. i may have posted this before, but who cares?

hurt -- not only does this song rule, and makes me really sad (also duh), but the production is PHENOMENAL. i want, someday, to make a song that sounds this good. rick rubin produced it; the money was obviously there; but apart from the guitar sounding perfect, the build in the end makes the vocals peak ever so slightly and fills up 110% of the sonic space. it is a physical enveloping. (this youtube is low quality and does it no justice-- find a better version if you can).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

she said one day to leave her, sand up to her shoulders, waiting for the tide / to drag her to the ocean, to another sea shore

listening to this live tonight, context included, made me resolve to either die or move away. as moving away involves a lot less cleanup, i think that's what i'll do. details TK

Sunday, April 25, 2010

dance party wisdom

you lot may all be missing out, that's true,

but if you haven't the time, interest, or patience,

are you really missing out at all?

Monday, April 5, 2010

lost/found EP

it's been a while, right, blog? sorry. i've been, well, busy.

in lieu of a real update, here's an EP i made that i got tired of sitting on. listen if you'd like-- they're almost all different from any of their myspace versions, and they sound 90% like what i want them to sound like, and sound 0% like anything we've ever played live. so, enjoy. it's good for listening to at work, since 3 of 5 are instrumental.

hello, babies -- lost and found EP


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

are you a man or are you a bag of sand?

it's dumb to get new music through tv shows, but hey, this isn't the first time i've learned a song i love by a band i recognize through watching chuck (ps: last two episodes have absolutely justified my decision to stick with this show). he's also playing my exact guitar.

oh and here's an old acoustic version

he looks a bit like nick offerman in this one.

i feel like i would really like this band. plus, i am quite fond of songs where it's unclear whether they want you not to give up or to give up. also, songs about drowning.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

not gonna win you round with prose; if anyone should know, then it's i should know

i had a dream last night in which i was hanging out in a nearly empty hotel ballroom with los campesinos! who were playing conan o'brien's show, even though it was already off the air (thus why i was the only one there). after conan and i sang along with the band (i can't remember which song, but i know it was quite vivid in my dream, and i of course knew all the words), he went a bit ape and started tearing the walls out of said hotel ballroom. also, i only know it was a hotel ballroom because it had ugly carpet.

then we went outside and played soccer. then i ran home? i'm not sure.

i got three things from this:
1) if i drink lots of gin and tonics i have fun dreams;
2) in my drunkenness i managed to set a google calendar alarm to buy LC! tickets this morning
3) everyone should follow conan on twitter.

4) my subconscious is deeply, deeply strange.

Monday, March 8, 2010

so fucking on, and so fucking forth / we've got your back, whatever that's worth

i've pretty much been listening to joanna nonstop for two weeks (unsurprisingly), and with good reason. i've also been mixing an EP (!!), which basically entails listening to my songs over and over and over again and tweaking them slightly, which is driving me a bit batshit (but progress is being made-- hopefully in time for march 29). it will not surprise you to learn that i get a bit obsessive about my favorite records and listen to them incessantly and intently, which is why i'm sometimes bad at getting into new stuff. the plus side of all this is that my favorite records make me intensely happy, and that i can tell which records are really wonderful by how much time i put into them, because i am unconsciously drawn to listening to them over and over. when i have come up for air from have one on me in the last couple weeks, here's what i have loved:

los campesinos!

have i mentioned i love this record? yes? shut up. these two songs got me pumped up this morning.


the perfect workout record. background music for my accidental 5 mile run up a mountain this weekend.

do make say think

possibly the best record to listen to at work (especially for those of us who love maximally wordy music and can't get any work done while listening to it); also, tremendously warm and rewarding, and perhaps their best record (along with a tender history in rust).

vampire weekend (WHAT?!?)

no, seriously. this song is awesome. and the snow is gone, thank fucking god. it's sort of natural that it's the only song of theirs that i like.

oh, also, kittens. be happy.

and i had begun to fill in all the lines

for the record, i did this first. also, robin peckinold? sounds like a made up name. but great beard, and good cover.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


dear blog,

one of the best things about having written in this stupid thing for one and a half years is that i've accrued a lot of stupid, stupid tags. so, i've added them onto the bottom of the page in cloud form. take a walk down memory lane with me and gaze at all the things i thought were funny.


ps: this was prophesied in the very first post. key line:

also, i will probably think of lots of funny jokes, and i will need a place to publish them to universal acclaim.

i don't belong to anyone


Saturday, February 27, 2010

have i had a hand in your loneliness?


Wolf-spider, crouch in your funnel nest,
If I knew you, once,
now I know you less,
In the sinking sand,
where we've come to rest,
have I had a hand in your loneliness?

When you leave me alone
in this old palace of yours,
it starts to get to me. I take to walking,
What a woman does is open doors.
And it is not a question of locking
or unlocking.

Well, I have never seen
such a terrible room-
gilded with the gold teeth
of the women who loved you!
Now, though I die,
Magpie, this I bequeath:
by any other name
a jay is still blue

with the loneliness
of you mighty men,
with your mighty kiss
that might never end,
while, so far away,
in the seat of the west,
burns the fount
of the heat
of that loneliness.

There's a man
who only will speak in code,
backing slowly, slowly down the road.
May he master everything
that such men may know
about loving, and then letting go.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

on a good day you can feel my love for you

it's no secret that i've been feeling down lately...

just kidding! it is, because i don't hang out, and i don't blog about it. so let's at least change that second part. joanna just got downloaded, and she's pretty much all i need. so far, this song is making me want to cry at my desk.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

did you or someone you know send me this? it's really nice (i got choked up) but it's also anonymous, and i don't feel good about that. so, please let me know if you sent it, by sending me an email at anonymouspolaroidrecipient at gmail dot com.

V3: I can always be found

well, we're here. volume 3 is finished and polished up into a pretty interesting mix-- and it's probably just as likely to make you cry as any of the other ones, sadly. that being said, this was by far the trickiest one to put together, because it encompasses a group of songs that i think of as most experimental or unconventional than the first two, and as such they are longer and a little stranger and a little all over the map. also, it's three sides, instead of two, because i am insane. side A ends on "the purple bottle," side B goes from "shut up i am dreaming of places where lovers have wings" to "the other side of mt. heart attack," and side C is "anthems for a seventeen year old girl" on. the subtext is A = mostly happy, B = super sad, C = uplifting-ish.

getting the tone right was important, and the key thing, strangely enough, was finding the right bjork songs. much as i love bjork, the versions of her songs that i love best are remixes or alternate versions, especially for mixes-- the ones on the record are pretty desolate. so, i finally got the sequencing right, found the key songs, and now it scans much happier than it did with the originals.

so, this pretty much attempts to encompass all the strangeness of loving someone, foreign as that concept sounds to me. as songs, this collection is pretty ambitious, but there are moments in each of them that are brutal and wonderful. let me point out a few of my favorite moments:

"the way you look could seriously make nature dysmorphic"
"here's the color of my heart as it's starting to crack"
"carry my joy on the left / carry my pain on the right"
"can i tell you that you are the purple in me?"
"if i fall into the drink, i will say your name before i sink"
"twist your head around-- it's all around you"
"i remember everything, and i never want to stop"
"i could take away the shaky knees, and i could give you all the olive trees"
"you couldn't lose me if you tried"
and of course, "i can always be found"

so, see if you like it. i've embedded it again, with the wrong bjork songs, but because i love you i've also included all three volumes, downloadable, labeled, and in order. because it's valentine's day. enjoy.

V1: All I want is your eyes (download via rapidshare)

V2: An honest verse of longing or a simple song of hope (download via google)

V3: I can always be found (download via rapidshare)

note that i tried uploading to google docs as well as rapidshare-- let me know if you have any problems downloading and i'll be happy to get it to you one way or the other.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

V2: An honest verse of longing or a simple song of hope

so, volume 2 of the mix has arrived-- i'm heartened by the fact that many of you have listened to volume 1, and unsurprised to realize that the songs aren't as happy as i thought they were, but give me the benefit of the doubt on this. volume 2 is a bit more conventionally happy... for most of it.

splitting these into three unique chunks was mostly a function of necessity, but i think i stand by it. there's one greatest hits collection to be culled from these 42 vaguely happy songs, but that's not really the point. i'm of the opinion that mixes should be a little more challenging than just corralling your favorite songs or disparate songs with similar titles. for volume 2, i wanted to include all the conventional pop songs with full band arrangements that i thought fit the mold of songs you might include to really seal the deal on any mixtape you made for that person you wanted to seal the deal with-- so it gets pretty obvious. belle and sebastian? check. (dating all the way back to high school, no less! i've been unconvincingly cynical for YEARS.) stars? duh. twice. could have made up half the list. zombies? yup. but...

i came up with the title before i came up with the idea for three mixes worth of love songs, and i knew pretty much right away i wanted bowl of oranges to end this one-- it's sort of the thesis statement for the whole project. to that end, bonnie 'prince' billy unexpectedly makes two appearances, as does some neutral milk hotel, and an unabashedly lovelorn magnetic fields song (is there any other kind? that i have covered?), and one of my favorite old smashing pumpkins songs. i think that honest verses of longing have just as much standing as simple songs of hope when you're dealing with mixes. so, this mix ends side A with "look up," which, duh, totally killer. it starts side B with "love comes to me."* it's not found if it's not lost at some point along the way-- you will not be surprised to know that i enjoy the journey.

so! i hope you like this one, too. it should at the very least give you something to listen to no matter what sort of mood you're in.

*: i changed the sequencing for vols. 2 and 3 after i had linked them in the initial post, and made a few additions, in case you were wondering.** also, for volume 1, side A ends on "i found a reason" and side B starts with "a tender history in rust." in case you were wondering.***

**: you weren't; it's fine.

***: you weren't; it's also fine.

Friday, February 12, 2010

V1: All I want is your eyes

let's start with the obvious: in retrospect, this is not a purely happy mix. i mean, i tried, i really did-- you have to believe me. but there's only so much i could do on my own. i was considering asking for help from friends who like happy music more than me (i almost dug through the entire "zombie heaven" 4-disc set jessica sent me, because i know there's plenty of happy in that), but i wanted to do something that satisfied a few criteria:

1) ease. i used only songs that i had immediate access to. i bought a bjork song, and it isn't even the version i wanted, but it cost 10 cents, so oh well.

2) familiarity. i know almost every word to all of these songs, so i think i can personally vouch for their worth, but since i know them well they can also vouch for my personality-- i don't tend to listen to songs i don't like more than once, so these mixes say a lot about me.

3) freshness. you'll notice that some of my all time favorite love songs-- say yes, at the hop, penelope, kathy with a k's song, etc.-- did not make it. that's for a reason. there are plenty of duplicates from other mixes i've made, of course, but i wanted to look a little harder for songs that fit the mood without being too easy. i think "thirteen" does what "say yes" doesn't, at least for me: it looks forward, not back.

so, after listening through vol. 1, i'm pretty pleased with the experiment. like most things i do, i'm not going to go back and edit these too much, even though i know i've left out a lot and could probably reorder them or otherwise improve. they're nice experiments, and they're just what i want to be: obviously extremely flawed, but hopefully lovable for being so off-kilter.


ps: some of these will be greyed out, unfortunately-- look for them on youtube them or something. they're easy to find (ahem beatles ahem)

pps: i'm really glad i remembered the against me! song for a couple reasons: one is that it's awesome; two is that my against me! tshirt finally died today-- the hole in the sleeve finally metastasized and now it's a one-sleeve tshirt; three is that the transition from "i will" to "we did it all for don" is kind of priceless.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

oh yes you can, just hold my hand, i think that that would help

i wanted to do something for valentine's day, especially given that i'm going to stay in my house with a bottle of gin and not emerge for the entire day (which has been happening a lot recently, due to snow/boringness). the thing is: valentine's day is not that good a holiday, but the nice thing is that it can only be good. if you're like me, be a hermit! let it pass! if there are people you want to spend it with, so-called 'significant' or otherwise, spend it with them! it shouldn't be that stressful.

to that end, as a way to try and prove to myself how much i've changed since i created a two-disc "valentine's day sucks" mix back in college, and to prove that i haven't changed at all... i've created a three-disc mix of love songs. there's so little sadness on these three lists that i find it hard to believe i like all the songs, but in fact i do. give them to somebody, listen to them, or just make your own-- doesn't matter. i'll post them over the next three days with a few comments, and you can get a head start here if you are impatient.

i started thinking about this in the context of listening to old songs i recorded, and in the process rediscovered the bright eyes song "bowl of oranges." it's the first song i ever recorded, in 2003; and, god, my cover sucks. REAL BAD. i had no idea how to sing. it's impossible to listen to, and i don't love or hate anyone enough to expose them to it. however, the actual song is wonderful, and it's the sort of thing you should listen to in bed on a sunny sunday morning, full or empty though your bed may be. i'm considering covering it again, just to see how far things have progressed in 7 years of pseudo-adulthood. so, happy valentine's day.

Friday, February 5, 2010

as far as we could know (updated several times)

i don't really know why i've been moderately productive on music things recently-- maybe because i'm a little bored, and slacking off on the other parts of life? or spending more time alone? either way, it's all for the best.

the other thing i don't really know is why i keep wrapping songs in all these layers of synth and noise, but they're good experiments, and a few came out reasonably well. now i just need to find three keyboard players-- one to teach me what the hell i'm doing, and two to figure out what i recorded and how to reproduce it without a macbook. or, you know, start from scratch. the snowstorm this weekend is going to allow for a lot of cooking and a lot of music, so hopefully something good comes from it. in the meantime: a song vaguely memorializing my old car. or something. listen.

update: sorry, nevermind, it sucks and i need to redo it or rethink it before i post it. it's important not to put out offal.

update #2
: ok, i'm pretty proud of what came out now. listen, if you'd like.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

home is wherever i'm with you

i decided to put this together a week or two ago. good stuff! who doesn't like epic songs, or making mixtapes? when in the mood, i might make other vague categories (good instrumental songs for mxitapes, interludes for mixtapes, love songs for mixtapes, lukewarm not-that-into-you songs for mixtapes, breakup songs for mixtapes, balls-out rock and roll for mixtapes, etc.) and post them. don't expect too much.

also: leave suggestions in the comments! my knowledge of epic songs is decent but pretty specific. let me know about others. andrew was spot-on with "home," and you can be too.

Monday, February 1, 2010

it pains me but i'm sure she's still yrs

i've been anxiously awaiting the pfork review of the new LC! album for the last week-- there were several long-awaited releases last tuesday (beach house, magnetic fields) so i didn't know exactly when it would get published. leaving aside your feelings about the site, it's pretty undeniable that if they love or hate something it tends to solidify the consensus-- and honestly, the reviews recently have tended to be thoughtful and well-written, so maybe that's deserved. anyway, since i like this band so much i feel like i have a rooting interest. i think paul thompson's review is very flattering and well reasoned, and though i'm a bit disappointed they didn't give it a Best New Music tag, it's not the end of the world.

also, one of my favorite songs on the album reminds me of something else i recently talked about here (for better or worse), in the context of an LC! song. i like this record for being more upbeat and in your face than most stuff i listen to, but also for being right up my alley: it's about death, breaking up, etc.; in specific, it's about being with the wrong person, and finally coming around to that realization, whether it's that the person is wrong for you or that you're wrong for them, or whatever. whereas "the sea is a good place to think of the future" is the emotional centerpiece of the record, this feels like the third quarter of a relationship that's ending. plus, there's this:
In a note I wrote, "I think too much about the end
But being around it made me feel like I'm coping now.
When I view the cemetery, I don't see headstones
I see rows of engraved middle teeth, hungry, waiting for me
And though I am fearful, I think I just crave the relief"

oh, and then the coda. i know it's a long record, but come on. this song is so good. it's the fifth quarter of a relationship that's ending.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

the first time, the last time, all the times i would have liked there to have been

friends: i keep trying to write about this album but i can't without sounding dumb. i've listened to it a lot. i really, really like it, and i can see it becoming one of my favorites, and i would recommend it to others-- so here you go.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

in my hardening to every heart but one

the unending amends you've made
are enough for one life,
be done,

i believe in innocence,
little darlin',
start again
i believe in everyone.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010



full record streaming!!!!!! i love it already

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

dear blog

sometimes i almost forget about you! life gets busy, you know. here are some things i have been enjoying:

bill callahan-- jim cain

charles barkley's absolutely inexplicable transubstantiation of lack of acting, cue card-reading, or general charisma into GENIUS COMEDY

andy samberg's surprisingly spot on impression of the greatest actor of our generation

uh, conan, duh.

probably others; my dad just called and is bothering me. peace later.

Monday, January 11, 2010

oh hey i finished a new song

it was originally called "there's no telling 01 02 09" because i recorded it MORE THAN A YEAR AGO. as i was leafing through old derelict recordings, i found it (and some other fun things) and while i was at the coffee shop today i thought i'd try to make it into a full song, you know, with parts and whatnot. i'm always trying to live up to my reputation: minimal folk-electronica blend, and while it's mostly accidental that it comes out that way, i suppose i have to agree with them. they know me better than i know myself.

without further ado: 373 days after first being recorded, here is "there's no telling 01 10 10"

with turnaround time like this, i should have a record done by the end of the century! or by the next wrens album!