Anyway, it looks like it's going to be a cold winter in the midwest, folks. Temps today are only in the single digits with no wind. Everything looks completely solid. It's weird. I've been looking out my window for a couple of hours at the yard and the only thing that has moved are the veiny shadows of the trees by my house. They were right: winter is just beginning.
But I have a few things to share with you. You might call it "January music," after the deceitful winter month of January. Because if you're like me, I consider December--with it's holidays and festivals--the epitome of winter. But then after the tree goes down the the lights are wrapped up, it's still cold. We're entering a weird seasonal void, friends. Spring is somewhere on the horizon, and we've been left to battle through the cold without the help of Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas presents, or New Years parties.
Good luck to us all. The soundz:
Weekend - Sports (2010)
Yellow Swans - Going Places (2010)
--Thick, deep, often horrifying sounds and twist, twinkle, and fuzz. Very beautiful if you give it a chance.
Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)
--"Classic" 21st century Indie Rock/Alternative from an often under-recognized band.
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb - Front Seat Solidarity (2002)
--Quick and ernest chanting folk/punk from Pensacola