While painting this week, I'm taking advantage of my sister Colleen's rather thorough music collection. Yesterday found me drifting back to the mid-1990s, when I used to scan the newspaper for upcoming shows that I would actually attend. Weird...
Iron & Wine/Calexico "In the Reins" (Really, really good. Not that it wouldn't be.)
Teenage Fanclub "Thirteen" (I think EncoprEsis is going to cover "The Cabbage" next, so get ready for that, world.)
Supergrass "I Should Coco" (Colleen and I drove to the old 9:30 Club for Supergrass's first US tour back in 1990-whatever, only to be turned away due to the fact that one of their lassies had given birth. Bummer summer.)
Ash "1977" (This record is youthful glory at its most glorious. Would love to cover "Goldfinger," but I don't think I'd do it justice.)
Sugar "Copper Blue" (Saw Bob & co. at the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore. Ahh, the glory days, when a fake ID and a wrist band would take me to Blackout Land faster than Sugar's live show blew out my ear drums.)
Tanner "Ill Gotten Gains" (This is one of my favorite records from that era, though I doubt anyone's heard of it. Gar is now--or, check that, was--bassist for Hot Snakes, who have also just broken up. Perhaps he'll dive back into a project of his own. I hope so.)