If you’ll indulge me, I’m going to take another look back at my project, this time through song.
It's that time of year again. Year End Lists time. Rolling Stone does it, Pitchfork does it, the New York Times, Washington Post and NPR all do it. Time Magazine does it in spades. We've come to the arbitrary end of 2011, and so now it's time to unfurl the lists of the best (and … Continue reading Song of the Year
I've said it before: If I could write music (or had any musical ability whatsoever), I would write music like Beirut. Because I can't, I just have to be satisfied with enjoying their work. And I am satisfied, so very much.
I cannot describe how much I love this song. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, if I had even a smidgen of musical talent, I would create songs like Beirut. It might be natural to dismiss this American boy's Eastern European flourishes as pretentious or unauthentic, but once you've listened to his … Continue reading Random Video: Elephant Gun