Tag Archives: wonderful

Wild Beasts – Smother (music)

it means all that the heart requires is what it can’t compromise One week ago today I listened to the new Wild Beasts album, entitled Smother, during a nearly perfectly long ride on the metro. Besides being an excellent album, it represents a subtle but significant change for Wild Beasts from their previous: While polishing [...]

Thought of You (Ryan Woodward) (video)

Inspiring and wonderful with more than just a touch of heartbreak. Made by Ryan J. Woodward. (via Motionographer)

School of Seven Bells – I L U (video)

Really fantastic video for one of my favorite bands of the year. Definitely check out School of Seven Bells and their most recent album Disconnect from Desire if you haven’t had a chance yet. The first in a series of posts that have been building up in my drafts over the last month.

Glenn Ganges in: “Time Traveling” by Kevin Huizenga (comic)

Shared by a friend, I read this long comic/short graphic novel this evening. Words I feel form an accurate description when used in combination: subtle, dynamic, compelling, quiet, empathetic, delightful, heartbreaking, calculated, blue, hopeful, magical. Highly recommended. It will take a moment to read but will really leave a lasting impression.

The Man Who Planted Trees (video)

This animated film (in French: L’homme qui plantait des arbres), was created from a story originally written by Jean Giono and published in 1953. It is available in four parts on youtube, the first of which I have reproduced here and the following parts I have linked below. The animation is beautiful and magical, with [...]

The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio (video)

stand up straight at the foot of your love Bloodbuzz Ohio is the first single from The National‘s new album High Violet. The rest of the album is great, and in spite of my general dislike of performance videos, this one goes in a different direction than most and I like it. Check it out.

Future Islands – In Evening Air (audio)

and i hold your hand as i’m walking through that door I have to admit, even with all of the incredible albums I’ve stumbled upon in the last three weeks, Future Islands still took me by surprise. The synth combined with the pop, all cobbled together with a bit of raw emotion that begs at [...]

Frightened Rabbit – Nothing Like You (mp3)

i could claw back my heart and soul, as the size of this tumour diminishes, so we fill that black hole Frightened Rabbit have released two wonderful albums over the last several years, but with the advent of The Winter Of Mixed Drinks it has become apparent that both were simply a slow build. To [...]

Cut From A Different Fur: The Morning Benders “Excuses” (video)

Delightful video of one of my favorite songs from The Morning Benders’ new album Big Echo. Absolutely wonderful. If you like good, honest, heartfelt music, this is required listening. The Morning Benders – Excuses

Radiohead at the Henry Fonda in Los Angeles – 1.24.2010

This evening I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the recipient of one of the most honest, wonderful, heartbreaking, tear-inducing acts of kindness to which I’ve ever been a witness. A friend, to whom I haven’t spoken substantially in a fairly significant amount of time, gave me his extra ticket to one of the [...]