Monday, June 13, 2005

Pieholden

Spent the weekend alternately revising some of the poems in Notes and watching my 9 year old cousin play endless hours of Halo. Ok, not endless hours. My mind would have detonated. But it seemed like a lot. I'm oscillating between feeling good about the book and oh my God, everything here is awful, it isn't ready, outcast unclean, etc. Ok, it isn't that histrionic. I'm an unreliable narrator this morning. But that change that takes place when a book suddenly becomes, well, a book, and no longer a manuscript, is a touch disorienting. But, welcome, it's welcome. And I fixed a few things that had been nagging at me, which feels nice.

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I was never a huge fan of Whiskeytown and Ryan Adams' 6,000 solo albums have seemed awfully spotty to me, but Cold Roses is awfully great, I think. Sprawling and just right.

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What else should I be listening to?

9 comments:

Radish King said...

Mahler ;)

Paul said...

Mahler grooves!

Simmons B. Buntin said...

It's always worthwhile to revisit The Connells (though sadly, I think, not their newest album).

the machinist said...

I'm a fan of Cold Roses, too. And you can never go wrong with some Stars: 'Set Yourself On Fire.'

Radish King said...

:)

Michael said...

Not that these exactly synch with Mr. Adams (whose COLD ROSES I don't own; yet) but Spoon's GIMME FICTION and the White Stripes GET BEHIND ME SATAN are rockin' my iTunes.

Paul said...

I've got the Stripes' new one; looking forward to absorbing it....

Tony said...

Adams' 6001 solo albums are spotty, though there's lots of good stuff buried in there.

Whiskeytown, though, is GREAT! Give 'em another listen, please?

Then listen to Son Volt's "Trace" if you don't already know and love it.

Then, Seu Jorge's renderings of Bowie songs on the Life Aquatic soundtrack.

Tony

Paul said...

Trace, ahh, there's a wonderful album. It's one of those albums that symbolizes a whole swath of time for me.