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Friday, August 11, 2006

Two quick recommendations

It's been a busy week - driving all over England (and a tiny slither of Wales), then down to Harrisburg, PA and back to NYC yesterday.

A couple of albums I've been enjoying a lot recently:

* The Pirate's Gospel, by Alela Diane (thanks to Mike McGonigal for the tip). Check out Alela's website here, and order one of her CDs too: lovely songs, lovingly packaged.

* Lanzafame, by Tap Tap - I don't know much about these people at all, but apparently they're from the UK and there are two of them. Try the first song, "100,000 Thoughts" here. They have the whole Arcade Fire thing going on, but shorter quicker punchier, more ramshackle.

We should have a winner for the Dylan quiz early next week...

1 comment:

Peter A Kotas said...

I'm sure you've already heard it before, but if not, you need to hear "A Scratch In The Sky" by The Cryan' Shames. I think that "The Sailing Ship" is the most beautiful song in the world.