Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Post-rock productivity burst

I'm feeling mysteriously energetic this evening. Perhaps it's because I got a fairly decent night's sleep (I arrived at Victrola at a reasonable 7:15 this morning), and some good exercise from walking a fair amount of the way to school this morning.

As I plough through my final edit of our group econ paper this evening, I'm listening to Godspeed You Black Emperor!'s viscerally vibrant Yanqui UXO, the merits of which Pitchfork underestimated (they gave it a 5.6 out of 10). I was inspired to listen to some post-rock this evening after a brief chat with a barista about the Sigur Ros that was playing (in the Tully's in the cafe area of the UW business school building). We'll see how much post-rock I can cycle through tonight.

Readers may notice that I've taken to talking about music lately. Had some great chats about music with a friend of my youngest sister over Thanksgiving break, and I was reminded how much I like music--in the general genres of "indie" and electronic--and how much musical knowledge I've collected over the past five years. I didn't originally intend this blog to include any writing about music. But my music appreciation has sharply risen lately; I'm noticing the refreshing right-brain stimulation that counterbalances the pummeling my left brain's been taking. :)



Armchair said...

If you like GYBE!, you'd better hook up some Mogwai - if you haven't already, of course. I recommend Happy Music for Happy People and Come On Die Young.

Jonathan said...

Yes, I loves me the Mogwai! Those are definitely both fine albums. Artists / bands often evoke memories of what I was doing when I was first introduced to them. In Mogwai's case, I was working briefly in the Sur la Table warehouse in south Seattle, in Nov - Dec 1998. My sister Katy and I were roommates at the time and we both worked there. I remember riding our bikes down there, in the cold rain.

Life's better now.

BeckEye said...

Funny, I can't stop talking about music!

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Jonathan said...

Hi beckeye. I see you are a GBV fan. I have been reliving "Bee Thousand" over the past few weeks. Got to see a few of their shows in Seattle; lots of fun to see live.