I actually bothered to pay attention to the world of music in the last couple of weeks. Last Friday, I saw an amazing acoustic performance by one John Vanderslice. I finally purchased his record Emerald City and it is FANTASTIC. It's so good that I was compelled to e-mail the man himself and gush about it like a pathetic dork. He deserves every bit of success that comes his way. Buy this album now, and go see him on tour. You know I'll be at the Bowery Ballroom on Sept. 26 grinning like an idiot.
I also impulse purchased the New Pornographers' latest, Challengers at the iTunes store. I never even bought Twin Cinema, but I really am enjoying this. It definitely made the day at work go by a lot faster, and that's one of the biggest compliments a record can get from me right now.