Thank you, shuffle, for bringing "Atlas" back to me this morning. This song is the best. (If you doubt me, just watch the build from 3:30 to 5:45.)
"This is the promise they all made in November," to contribute to change by getting more involved in the political process, he said. "I can't wait to pull that trigger on them."
The good news is that my dear friend, Anil Dash, has begun an exciting new venture that will only benefit from his expertise and passion. The bad news is that his unfortunate ending quote has probably caused the FBI to create an "Anil Dash" folder.
All joking aside, I only wish him the best of luck.
Congratulations to Anil for such a fantastic and well-deserved opportunity!
In local news, I had a banh mi last week from a spot called Grab 'n Go. It was pork + chiles + cilantro + pickled carrots + bread, and it was cheap and tasty. Not the greatest banh mi in the world, probably, but very delicious & filling for $4. I'll go again.
Oh, wow! Solange--whose Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams was one of my favorite albums of 2008--has covered the Dirty Projectors' "Stillness is the Move", one of my favorite songs of 2009. I love it.
“Bitte Orca feels nothing less than a modern equivalent to Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music” (Uncut)
DL: That’s not my favorite Heads album. Probably Remain In Light is the one I’ve listened to the most. Fear Of Music, is that the one that opens with “I Zimbra”? Whether Bitte Orca is more like that one, I don’t know. That’s a compelling thing. Is he just saying it sounds like Talking Heads, or does he mean it in a deeper way—like in terms of the way the songs are put together and the actual arrangements, it really reminds him of Fear Of Music? It would be dumb of me to pick hairs and disagree with these things. So, yep. I like the Talking Heads. [Laughs.]
Dave Longstreth on the many X-meets-Y-on-Z comparisons that the Dirty Projectors receive in reviews, via A.V. Club.