Monday, July 30, 2012

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

I'll firmly admit that I'm only listening to this due to the recent Pitchfork reissue review.  But I just put on Paul McCartney's Ram (perhaps this is a subconscious result of the Olympics?  Have you noticed that everybody that is not an official Olympic broadcaster is digging up all sort of British movies to show all of a sudden?).  Anyhow, I just realized that Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey is one of my favourite songs ever.  It's immediately recognizable, but I always assumed it was a Beatles song.  It has a magical, irreverent Sgt. Pepper's feel to it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


As I get older, I no longer have the eloquence to explain my obsessions.  However.  Holy shit you have to watch this show.  This thing hits all of the necessary nails on the heads.  Espionage. Terrorism.  Iraq.  Etc.

Start watching an you will be finished in a week.  Guaranteed.  We can have a discussion after that because I don't want to give up any spoilers.

Royal Headache

I listened to this album twice in succession today.  I may even listen to it on my drive home (Yes.  Yes I did).  I haven't done that in a long time.

I couldn't put my finger on exactly what it was that made it stand out.  The ingredients do not suggest greatness (3 man garage rock).  But something about it suggests more than that.  Hints of greatness.  It's like you're listening to a classic rock station blaring out nameless 60's rock hits, but they've somehow updated it to modern standards.  I went and read the Pitchfork review and they put all of the success on the singers shoulders.  Perhaps that is it.  Regardless, have a listen.