If there was a long-game to be played on this record, this was it—toying with a Miles Davis line of seemingly nonsensical sonic experimentation until finding that miracle place of otherworldly sound and space.
MassEducation by St. Vincent Review “But if they only knew the real version of me Only you know the secrets, the swamp, and the fear What happened to blood? Our family? Annie, how could you do this to me?” -“Happy Birthday, Johnny” How the fuck did this happen? How could nothing but a piano and a voice take a record this far? How could such a spur-of-the-moment concept be so flawless? How could such a world abuzz with post-satire rock …
In the past year, I’ve caught an increasing amount of concerts—20, in fact. A decent count, but it neither gives me any right brag, nor any excuse not to have earplugs. The sum isn’t off the wall amazing, but it is a roughly 2000% increase of my concerts-per-annum rate naught but four years ago. In 2015, I went to only one live event, Oregon Country Fair. And in hindsight I should have bought earplugs then. Because now, I could swear …
Release Date Buffet: November Edition. I like this monthly format.
Oh boy, had I waited for this thread. Houses of the Holy is and will always be my favourite Zeppelin long-player, live or otherwise. But I will admit, I disagree with just how the track list plays out.
Release Date Buffet October, 2018: a series of highlights (and lowlights) from the last month.
Release Date Buffet: 9.7, 9.14 & 9.21.2018: because intercontinental moves are a quagmire.
Release Date Buffet--I still hate makin' lists, so here's a salad bar of impressions.