Just wanted to peek my head in and say that I made it back from Chicago. I was supposed to depart at 6PM on Sunday, but it ended up being 9 or so, due to a mechanical problem with the plane. The pilot was in some kind of disagreement with the ground mechanics about whether the bird was airworthy, which did nothing for my flying nerves.
I haven’t written about music in a while, but I did manage to squeak out a review of Faun Fables‘ latest EP over at Dusted. It’s one of my better pieces, knocked off in less than an hour with a hangover and a nearly depleted laptop battery. That’s how I roll, motherfuckers! I also scribbled a short bit for Washington City Paper that should run soon. I kinda miss writing.
Now for something completely different: with all the talk about new models for digital distribution, it’s rather peculiar (and delightful) that Bay Area weirdos Deerhoof just released the first song from their new album in a decidedly old-school fashion — as sheet music! According to their page at Cash Music, they want y’all to "download the sheet music, make your own version, upload it to your webpage or blog, then post the link here." Kinda cool, huh? The Offend Maggie LP comes out on October 7, via Kill Rock Stars.
I’ll tell you all about how Heath Ledger‘s Joker gave me nightmares in an upcoming post. Of course, maybe I should be scared of Christian Bale, since he’s an alleged mother/sister assaulter. Plus he’s actually alive.