The National — You Were A Kindness
(via presidents, who usually always beats me at posting stuff.)
Met a person this week who had similar musical likings as me. I absolutely wanted to be his best friend after seeing the music in his iPhone (OS4!). Too bad he’s going back to Scotland. I made a mixtape for him though (which was made on a whim and it’s a bit embarrasing). I hope he listens to it.
He recommended me Balmorhea and Anathello. I got my hands on some but I haven’t listened to it yet. Pretty excited though. It seems like I hardly talk about music with anyone these days.
Do you have a recommendation for me?
Played a lot of J. Tillman at the end of the week, reacquainted myself with Zero 7 after hearing “Destiny” again (in the longest time) in a café and I really like Stornoway. Listened to Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) and it made me think of 2002 and not in a bad way.
Been running on feel-good playlists for the past two weeks. Maybe I’ll post it in 8tracks if I’m not lazy. Also, a little guilty pleasure James Morrison and Little Joy request by the father.
Did some music sampling today. I liked Chief, School of Seven Bells, Holy Ghost! and Jamie Lidell. A lot of the stuff I checked out had a bit of funk, rhythm and blues, Motown kind of feel to it. Is the trend really going there? I didn’t dig it much though. Mainly because I listened to so much in one go and I’m not in the mood for that right now.
I also listened to José Gonzáles side project, Junip. I don’t get why it’s a side project though.