MUSIC LUST - OPEN TO THE PUBLICIf you're wondering what it is - I have no idea!
Which all reminds me that I have been listening to some new music recently and loving it. In the car, I have had Regina Spektor's curious but lovely works, Begin to Hope and Far on heavy rotation with Maxïmo Park's Quicken the Heart to liven things up from time to time. All three are great.
Far in particular is a fantastic work - Ms Spektor barely puts a foot wrong and has melodies and thoughts a-plenty to get under your skin. Exile #2 had been wanting to hear her stuff for some time, but we finally did when she was on Saturday Night Live. Not the most obvious place to hear new music perhaps - but it worked out this time - you can see her second performance 'The Calculation' here. Many of her fans seem to think that her earlier stuff is better, so maybe we'll find out in time. I certainly love the raw and slightly sinister feel of 'That time' on Begin to Hope, but I could listen to the more rounded (and maybe safer) Far all day and some days have come pretty close to doing just that!
I've also been listening to Pandora a little - it's one of a range of custom Internet radio sites that have been springing up over the last couple of years. It has been great for discovering new music - and remembering some that I've been meaning to have a proper listen to for some time. Highly recommended for any US readers who haven't discovered such joys yet.