Observations and comments about music. mp3’s, live shows (when I get to them.) New stuff, old stuff. Whatever comes to mind.

I Am an Elephant Seal

I set off from Avila Beach, where’d I’d been hanging out with the parents for a few days, on Sunday, the 18th. Since I had time, I decided to head up the coast instead of the much faster, far less attractive 101. It’s longer, too, but I can’t tell you how long it is in […]


By sheer chance, my arrival in LA happened to coincide with a free show at Spaceland’s April reident, former fellow Amoebite, Jim Evens and his fine outfit, Helen Stellar. Following them were Burgess Tomlinson and Rona Rapadas, also Amoebites, but better known as Healmonster & Tarsier, whose work I’ve always loved. And I love them […]

Earlimart’s ‘Hymn and Her’ Around the Corner

Just wanted to point out that the new Earlimart album is getting a solid review from Andrew Leahey over at Allmusic, which only serves to whet the edge of my anticipation of Tuesday’s release of Hymn And Her. They’ll be at Spaceland mid-July to kick off support of the album. Guess you know where I’ll […]

Mix-Tape Madness (The Covers Project)

Thanks to Will (the other one) I got clued in to Ryan Zeinert’s mix-tape madness, so I thought I’d jump in on the action. Couple quick notes: What I created was not actually a tape. But then I don’t think anyone expected that. I’ve made more than my share of actual tapes, but I finally […]

X-Files: I Wanna Believe

By now most people have seen the trailer for the new X-Files flick. And thanks to a comprehensive poll (some guy at the gym, a friend at work and Sparky, an overweight blue-point Siamese that lives in the neighborhood) I can say with authority that the public anticipation is luke-warm, tempered mostly by the worry […]

Boy On A Plane: An Airborne Fixx

Ingrid Michaelson at El Rey

Hey, just wanted to say I’m listening to Ingrid Michaelson for the first time right now. Some of it’s very Grey’s Anatomy, and some of it’s pretty terrific. Some of it is actually both. See for yourself. She’s coming to El Rey on June 24th.

Siobhan Donaghy? More Please.

Heil/Klimek/Tykwer and ‘Perfume’

Great Northern – Trading Twilight For Daylight

Great Northern - Trading Twilight For Daylight

‘Burn After Reading’ vs. Elbow

Yes, it’s quiet around here. Yes, I know it. And no, I still don’t have internet at home. AT&T have delayed my hookup because they weren’t able to process that I live at an apartment that includes “1/2” in the address. They say Monday. I’ll believe that when I see it. Since I have to […]

Goldfrapp – “Happiness” Video

This video made me giggle. It’s reminiscent of Michel Gondry’s stuff, without the dazzle. And since it’s one of my favorite tunes of the year so far, it earns a post here on the ol’ blog. Goldfrapp happens to be on the mind again because I recently worked on a Grey’s Anatomy episode (“Where The […]

‘Bones’ vs. Michael Hedges (ZOMG)

Everything But The Girl – Back To Mine

SAndra Collins vs. The Who

Work, work, work, drive, write, write, write, drink coffee. That’s been my schedule this week. So rather than post something insightful, which I usually do on Wednesdays, I’m going to give you a glimpse of the sleek, dirty sound that is Sandra Collins. I shot this with my camera at Coachella this year. I love […]