August 24, 2007
Song of the Moment

I've been listening this week to the newest New Pornographers release, Challengers. It's a fine, fine album - perhaps, as Jim&Greg state, not quite as consistently strong as Twin Cinema, but excellent and on my buy-it list.

The earworm of the album, though, is Mutiny, I Promise You. It's a Decemberists title, but a fine bar song, a rollick of organ and guitar and harmonies.

...pickhits... is on the road this week. Posting frequency will be unchanged.

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Posted by esinclai at 06:43 AM
August 20, 2007
pick engagement

I don't know these people. I like their story.

Sara and I just got engaged!

via: GapersBlock

Posted by esinclai at 09:32 PM
August 19, 2007
Don't Sto...

Not quite the full depth and amazement of her cover of The Who Sell Out from end to end, this cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' by Petra Haden is still quite a tasty weekend morsel.

Comes from Guilt By Association, a set of guilty pleasures covered by various indie luminaries.

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Posted by esinclai at 09:44 PM
August 18, 2007
Your Weekend Video - Cohen + Rollins

This is largely for Tom et al....

What's particularly nice about this is the attentive and somewhat deferential treatment Rollins receives from Cohen. The pairing, particularly for the minimalist repetition in this song, is top notch.

Posted by esinclai at 01:27 PM