08 February 2007

Music (Come back, Shane...!)

A few months ago I picked up one of the most-acclaimed albums of '06, "Destroyer's Rubies" by Destroyer. The leader of the band, Daniel Bejar, is one of the guys in the Canadian supergroup The New Pornographers. Anyway, it's an album that glides along beneath the surface, so I didn't give it a lot of plays at first. Really gotten into it lately, though, and wondering why it took me so long.

One of my goals for the new year is to listen to less music, but listen to it more often. I want to make a new album an event again, if that makes sense. I want records to grow on me and stay on repeat until I'm anticipating the next song as soon as one song ends.

But the Destroyer disc is good, so check it out when you've got time. His voice reminds me a bit of the Waterboys. Not quite as high, but a similar timbre. And, for some reason, the Waterboys always remind me of The Pogues. Saw a picture of Shane MacGowan the other day. I mean, I knew he had bad teeth, as is typical of people on the islands over there. But did anyone know it was this bad? Surely, by now, some Pogues fan is a dentist who can donate some time...

Poor Shane. Circa 1987. Now it's worse.

3 comments:

TybeeDawg said...

I'd like to recommend the upcoming Tommy Womack record "There...I Said It" due out on the 20th.

Brad Barnes said...

Thanks for the recc. Wow. That's a name I haven't heard in about 7 years. I need to check him out. I think I downloaded a track of his off an album on the Checkered Past label, but that was probably back in, like, 2000.

TybeeDawg said...

Tommy has done some great stuff with Will Kimbrough. I think you'd like it.dawgs34