Currently filling my ears . . .
January 20, 2008, 9:44 am
Filed under: friends, music, the purple door

While doing a good bit of studying over the past couple days, I’ve listened repeatedly to two things:

The Cobalt Season. Even as they work on their new release, their most recent recording, In Search of a Unifying Theory is really quite stunning. I could say I enjoy them simply because Ryan and Holly Sharp are friends, but there is so much depth and beauty. I’ve been listening to this thing since it was first released – I think Ryan told me I was the first person to download it when it became available. I keep coming back again and again. Vulnerability, raw emotion, controlled outrage, soft-voiced questioning of how we got where we are and how the heck we can make something of it all. Go find this record on iTunes and get it.

I’m already getting giddy . . . The Cobalt Season will be playing a show for us at The Purple Door on their west coast tour. March 1 – that’s actually my birthday . . . and I shall have me a grand present by seeing them live once again. I’ll pump this show on the blog again as some other details become available . . . there are a couple other exciting possibilities for that night. Stay tuned.

The other thing I’ve been listening to is Radiohead’s new record, In Rainbows. I was among the masses that downloaded it when they released it via their own website. And yes, in case you were wondering, I did give them some money for it . . . 5 pounds. Even without the physical disc and album artwork in hand, it’s worth five times that. It’s in the mode of OK Computer, but a little simpler. Really good stuff.

I don’t blog much about music, but every once in a while, it’s fun to do it again.


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The Cobalt Season will also be playing at Mars Hill Graduate School on Feb. 29th. You should totally come to that show instead of the Purple Door. It’ll be better…more intimate. Just my 2 cents (plus I’m organizing it, so I’m a bit biased.)

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