How to Ignore the Important Stuff

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
Disc 1 of five on Rollins' complete Blue Note recordings. This one from 1956, fairly straight ahead jazz, beautiful ballad "How Are Things in Glocca Morra".

The Velvet Underground, Loaded
Ten fairly simple rock n roll compositions with no trace of VU's trademark white noise. Favorite moments may be Reed's falsetto on ("fine fine music") & the anthemic "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'".

(smog), Red Apple Falls
1997 release from Bill Callahan. Minimalist instrumentation and relentless dark would be too intense if it weren't for Callahan's earnest eloquence. "Whenever I get dressed up I feel like an ex-con trying to make good". I could be in love with Bill, but he scares me too in that clean-cut serial killer way.

Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
Not sure I can say anything coherent about this classic album. Morrison's sweet sweet voice over lush acoustics. These songs make me feel young and nostalgic and love-ridden.

Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It In People
Ten member Toronto band. Noise. Atmospheres. Eclectics. Head-bobbing. Best song titles: "anthems for a seventeen year-old girl," "late nineties bedroom rock for the missionaries," "i'm still your fag". Every track available in RealAudio here.


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