Don't be afraid, it won't hurt, it's only water.

Just going through all my music from last year to make sure that I haven't missed anything. Came across this Bright Moments album called "Natives" that I remember liking but that had gotten lost in the mix of everything else aliong the way. So I had a relisten and recalled why I dig it. He plays with Beirut and Arcade Fire, among others, which you'll recognize immediately. Check out this track that is titled after my hometown, Milwaukee. Good stuff. This'll make the Top 100 list, for sure.

Wandering, truth, seeker.

I was out of town all last week, hanging around Chicago (and then Milwaukee)during the Adweek/Billboard Music & Advertising conference,so I didn't have a chance to post anything, but now I will.

This is one my favorite tracks from Peter Wolf Crier from his album "Inter-Be".
And even though it's been out for a little while, I'm just finally truly appreciating it.
The whole thing is solid.

Andrew knows exactly what I'm talking about.

There was a time in my life when I couldn't stand the Chemical Brothers.
It was in my early years at W+K, particularly when the band was "hot" and their songs (or Moby or Fatboy Slim) were included on every rip we did.
This made me instantly despise them.
Therefore, it's been with some surprise that over the years, I have actually found myself digging some of their music.
Recently, their new album, Further, came across my desk and it's been sneaking into my shuffle mode (when I go that route) and I'm liking what I'm hearing.
Either I'm getting softer in my old age, or losing my edge, or finally putting away some of my elitism, or they're actually writing good material, or a combo of all of this.
Have a listen:

P.S. I'm not losing my edge.

In your eyes, I am magnified.

Picked up a Leica C-Lux 3 yesterday and proceed to get all black & white with it.
Reminds me of, say circa 1993, being arty, with Andrew in Detroit and me in Milwaukee.
And this track from the new Julian Plenti (Paul Banks from Interpol) album has just the right accompanying vibe.
Dig it, yo.

I'm not gonna let this get me down.

More documentation of my 2200 mile journey from LA to Milwaukee - my friend Maxwell captures me and the mood, pre-driving, across the country.
If you can make out the graffiti, it says "Heavy".
Sure was.
As Dylan says, you just gotta keep your hand on the plow.

Two hours of pushin' broom buys an eight by twelve four-bit room. I'm a man of means by no means. King of the road.

Finally back in New York after a wild journey that included driving a 22' Penske truck loaded up with all my belongings from LA to Milwaukee with my pops riding shotgun and trading off with me when I got tired.

And now I'm just in my office, getting caught up on work and finally starting to really feel this Bat For Lashes album, that at first, I really didn't care for but which currently has me under its' spell.