Monday, January 31st, 2005
Love And Some Verses
Splendid talks to Sam Beam about the going-ons in Iron & Wine-land, including a couple soundtrack appearances and a new EP, Woman King, coming out February 22. There will also be an east coast tour this Spring, hopefully with a Toronto show and hopefully without the presence of Crazy Shrieking Girls #1 and #2. Anyone who was at the show at the Horseshoe last June knows who I’m talking about. Torr has available for download “The Trapeze Swinger”, the nine-and-a-half minute tune that Beam contributed to the In Good Company soundtrack. It’s lovely. Myself, I’ve got some good Iron & Wine stuff lined up for my mp3 of the week in weeks to come, so come back later.
Long-rumoured and now confirmed, The Cocteau Twins have reunited to play Coachella this May. Legendary 80s bands reuniting for Coachella seems to be the ‘in’ thing to do these days (Pixies used to be broken up, remember?). Whether this is a one-off deal or a longer-term dealie, we’ll have to see. The rest of the Coachella lineup is pretty impressive too, but the idea of standing around in the desert for two days… just not doing it for me.
Stylus should re-name their site, “List Central”. Currently, they’ve got what they call “A Non-Definitive Guide To Movies About Music” and Top 10 TV Themes of All-Time. Amazingly, there is nothing by Mike Post on their list – I thought he wrote, like, everything. Hill Street Blues, man. I used to be able to play that on the piano. Back when I knew how to play piano.
Yes, I’ve given in and put a Bloggies banner up in the corner. Come on, everyone else is lobbying, I may as well do some subtle gladhanding. Anyway, it’ll be gone by Friday, don’t worry.
np – January / Motion Sickness