I’m Out of Ideas and My Phone is Too…

Again, I have much I COULD write about…but instead I’m going to waste your time by presenting you with the list of music that is presently on my iPhone.  Check out the things you haven’t heard.

  • Aimee Mann – Fucking Smilers
  • …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Worlds Apart
  • Antony and the Johnsons – “Hope There’s Someone”  (Single song only, and it never comes off of my phone because sometimes I need to know that someone else feels that…even if we don’t have much else in common…)
  • Ben Folds – Rockin’ the Suburbs
  • Ben Folds – The Best Imitation of Myself
  • Ben Folds & Nick Hornby – Lonely Avenue (Seriously…again…thanks, Kaylene.)
  • Big Star – Nothing Can Hurt Me
  • Bob Mould – District Line
  • Bob Mould – Silver Age
  • David Bowie – Bowie at the Beeb (A live thing that was really the first thing I listened to that made me love Bowie.)
  • Elvis Costello – The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook
  • Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
  • Frank Turner – Last Minutes and Lost Evenings
  • Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart
  • Hatebreed – The Divinity of Purpose
  • Jason Isbell – Southeastern
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Live from Alabama
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – 21 Singles
  • Lou Reed – Berlin
  • Lou Reed – Magic & Loss
  • Metric – Synthetica
  • Michael Penn – Palms and Runes, Tarot and Tea
  • Miles Davis – Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
  • Miles Davis – ‘Round About Midnight
  • Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
  • Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile
  • Nine Inch Nails – And All that Could Have Been
  • Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
  • Norma Jean – Wrongdoers
  • Pixies – EP#1
  • Pixies – EP #2
  • Rufus Wainwright – All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – Give the People What They Want
  • Stone Sour – House of Gold and Bones (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Tegan & Sara – This Business of Art
  • Tegan & Sara – The Con
  • Tegan & Sara – Heartthrob

The stuff I’ve been listening to the most has been the Ben Folds (because it’s new to me), without a doubt.  I think I’ve played the “Lonely Avenue” record pretty much daily since I heard it the first time.  It’s just breath-taking.  Also been listening to Trail of Dead, Bob Mould, and Lou Reed’s “Magic & Loss” (which, though not exactly toe-tapping, might be the best work he ever did in his career).  The rest is stuff that’s either been regularly in the rotation recently, or that it’s just nice to have around in case I need it.

I’m Still Depressed, but at Least I Got Some Page Hits…

A lot has happened since that last post. Foremost, thanks to everybody who has shared (and continues to share) that, as it was a HUGE spike in my blog stats and seems to be reaching a lot of people that on some level need it. I thought I was just jotting stuff down for myself, but I’m honored that others are finding it helpful too.

There’s all kinds of stuff that I should write about, but I’ve been exhausted lately. Life has taken some serious turns–some good and some bad–but if I wrote about it all right now, I’d be up until like 3 in the morning, and I’ve had enough of that lately. Short version — A friend died, I spoke at a church thing, I got some really good news at work (where I remain very busy!), and I saw both the Pixies and Jason Isbell. The latter favorited two of my tweets about his show.

Whew. Thank God that’s over.

Y’all keep kicking. I’ll try to do the same.

Current Listening:
A whole bunch of Ben Folds. Just discovered that I love his music, thanks to my friend Kaylene, to whom I am indebted.