I feel a shift.Â Iâ€™d say in the air, but Iâ€™m not sure thatâ€™s accurate.Â Itâ€™s all over the place.Â There are things that should be bothering me, but that arenâ€™t.Â My house is a mess, but I really couldnâ€™t care less.Â Work is roughly 46 shades of fucked right now and tonight itâ€™s actually not bothering me at all.Â You know what else?Â I actually slept today for about an hour, got up (snarky, granted) and feel like I could actually sleep again right now.
This, for a person who has stupid amounts of insomnia, is a truly wonderful thing.
Today is an exciting day at CFG HQ.Â Two new album releases â€“ Armchair Apocrypha by Andrew Bird and We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse.Â The former I picked up pretty easily from Windsor Sounds, but the later I actually had to trek to the Leading Edge in Penrith for.Â And boy was it worth it.
Iâ€™ve listened to the album three times through now, and itâ€™s wonderful.Â There is, however, something missing.Â At least, to my mind itâ€™s something missing.Â When you experience a songwriter/band over a period of years/albums, they tend to develop a personality in your head.Â Even with the variety in sound over Birdâ€™s albums (particularly when factoring in his Bowl of Fire stuff) he still had a musically personality in my head.Â This album steps to the side of that.
This, by the way, is in no way a bad thing.Â I need to listen to the album some more and think about this, because I want to be able to articulate it a lot better than that.
Seriously though?Â This music is wonderful.
Modest Mouse will get a go in the car tomorrow on my way to the city.Â Augie March!Â Huzzah!
Iâ€™m seeing you tomorrow night.Â I will be one of the sea of faces in front of you, mouthing along to most of the words, with a rapturous look on her face.Â I am just kinda grateful for the opportunity of experiencing you live again, but I have one little requestâ€¦
How about playing Sunstroke House?Â Itâ€™s one of my favourite songs from Strange Bird, and this, given how much I love this album and all the songs on it, is really something.Â Iâ€™d love to be able to describe what this song does to my insides, but to be honest Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™d do it properly.Â Itâ€™s kind of a combination of sadness and melancholy and empty, lonely hallways and Sunday afternoons where the sun is disappearing too quickly.
Anyway, Iâ€™m sure whatever you play itâ€™ll be amazing.Â Iâ€™m so very excited.
See you and the band tomorrow,
P.S.Â No Such Place would also be okay.Â Or Bottle Baby.Â Or Song in the Key of Chance.Â Okay stopping now.