I’d like to wish a special hello to anyone who might be reading my website for the first time today. The Kernel, one of the papers on UK’s campus, should be running a story about my website today. I tried to pick a particularly good song to feature, so as not to scare off any new faces.
MP3: Thao Nguyen – Tallymarks
Mix a little bit of Ani DiFranco’s spunk and guitar ability with the softness of Sufjan and you’ll have a good idea where Thao is coming from. “Tallymarks” is miles above your standard singer/songwriter fare. Great lyrical wordplay is complimented by some beautiful, fingerpicked guitar and a voice from heaven. I don’t know if any of you keep “sleep” mixes on your media player of choice; but this one’s so beautiful and relaxing that you can’t help but include it.
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For those of you in Lexington, don’t forget that Eef Barzelay is playing a free show at CD Central tonight at 6pm. If you need to, now’s your chance to stream songs from his new album.
According to this article on Better Than Fudge, Arrested Development has been picked up by Showtime for 12 episodes. Other sources are saying that it’s still a 50/50 chance. I think the fact that I’m wary of this is because of Family Guy. I loved the pre-cancelation seasons, but now it’s just terrible. But if AD can keep up their level of quality, then I’m all for it. For now, just make do with this animation.
Stereogum has a new Fiery Furnaces song. I turned down a chance to get the album yesterday after the let-down that was RMC.