Thursday, February 02, 2006

Seth Cohen will be proud

Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab For Cutie will be embarking on a North American tour together, making hipsters and OC fans incredibly happy. Pitchfork Media has released a slew of tour dates, including:

04-11 Washington, DC - Constitution Hall

Not that I'll be going. But whatever.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

Fulfilling my New Year's resolution to never, ever do homework, here's another post. I sort of robotically downloaded this track from Said The Gramophone, my all-time favorite ever blog, but didn't get to listen to it until it came up on my iPod this afternoon moving down the painfully slow salad bar line. I would have stopped in my tracks right there in front of the chickpeas and garbanzo beans... if I hadn't been worried about the hypocrisy of doing something that pisses me off more than pretty much anything.

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (great name, and a great website): "the musical alias of 28-year-old American film school drop-out Owen Ashworth. Ashworth began making music in 1997 after he realized that song-making was a far more cost-effective means of storytelling than film-making."

MP3: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, "Cold White Christmas"
And here's another one from his website, off a split 7":
MP3: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, "Lonesome New Mexico Nights"

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