-Going to Detroit next week. Did you know: Detoit is the etymological root of the word "detritus"?
-'State of Play' (the miniseries) is pretty awesome.
-Need to write the ending of my story soon.
-What I have been listening to:
Anthony and the Johnsons:The Crying Light - I was ambivalent about this album at first. It takes time to get into, and if you don't like Anthony then it's not for you. I think he's more ostentatious than in the past, when there was sometimes some sort of restraint.
St. Vincent:Actor - If you think there's something unsettling about the blasts of distortion in this album, try this:http://vimeo.com/5203838
Nevertheless, St. Vincent(Annie Clark) reminds me a lot of Fiona Apple, except that she's emotionally stable.
Ellie Goulding:(assorted songs) - Multiple music bloggers have expressed their undying devotion to Ellie Goulding, before she's even released an album, and it's not hard to understand why. She's an acoustic guitar singer-songwriter, who can put together amazing club tracks with seemingly no effort at all.
-Popular music has really gone off the deep end recently, with all the 80's synth-pop throwbacks, and the fetishization of autotune, and lyrics that don't make sense, and really awful use of compressors. Someday people will ask, just like they did after the 80's, what the hell were they thinking? And I will not be able to answer that.
That is all.