Sunday, April 23, 2006


More of this weekend's playlist:

  • The Essential Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison
  • We Shall Overcome: The Pete Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen
  • Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, PJ Harvey
  • Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam (their forthcoming album)
  • We're Gonna Hold On, George Jones & Tammy Wynette

Roy Orbison is such a perfect instrument. Every song is an opera in miniature.

This new Springsteen album I actually like because it's kind of nuts: he's got like 17 folk musicians playing all at once in this cabin up in New Jersey, so you've got banjos and fiddles and accordions and tubas and harmonicas and guitars and God knows what else and they're all playing like the house is burning down and Bruce is just hollering over the top of it all. It's kind of a glorious racket. And it swings.

My favorite PJ Harvey. Rock.

The new Pearl Jam album, passed on to me in secret. Good.

Lastly, there's no way you can go wrong with George Jones + Tammy Wynette. Sure, sometimes you get the impression these songs weren't printed on vinyl but cheese instead. But it's pretty tasty cheese.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

aw,Paul, you're so cool!