Cartoon *borrowed* from Toothpaste for Dinner.
Sometimes you just gotta listen to "South Side of the Sky" by Yes, and dig on Bill Bruford‘s slippery snare action and Steve Howe‘s staccato ascending guitar runs.
‘Cause it’s fun.
Finished my Magnetic Fields review. Now I’ve only got Black Mountain, King Crimson‘s Great Deceiver reissues, a Kaada/Patton DVD, Jesu, Dead Meadow and Richard Swift left to go!
There’s no good movies out this weekend. And I’m in the mood for a picture. JJ Abrams‘ hush-hush, giant monster flick Cloverfield hits theaters next week, but it’s hard for me to get that excited. The previews look like the ’90s Godzilla remake with Matthew Broderick, but shot with shaky handheld cameras for added "realism." And the cast of unknowns remind me of annoying NYC hipsters, or at least the Central Casting equivalent. But hey, JJ Abrams? Right? Right?
It’s a foggy, rainy evening here in the District. I think it might be a nice night to kick back and read. There’s an article about "The Wire" mastermind David Simon in the new Atlantic Monthly that I’m psyched to finish. Of course, I’ve always got my massive CIA book to try and plow through.
I have one last song to finish on my new record, but unfortunately it’s just the vocals that are left. For some reason, I just can’t seem to get up the steam, even though I’ve already written the core melodies. Maybe I can get to it tomorrow.
Sunday, I’m off to Mark’s house to rehearse for our appearance at the 2008 National Conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, which takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah in March. Whee!
What are you guys up to?