Catching Up

Sorry for the weeklong absence everybody! I've been working furiously at doing some end of the year list type posts, but part of that has been me going back and spending some time with albums I haven't been playing as much lately. So, hopefully those posts will be done soon, and then posted for your viewing/listening pleasure. I'm also working on a nifty winter mix for your downloading pleasure, and I'm shooting to have that up in the next two weeks or so. I think it will make your ears happy. I hope so anyway.

In the meantime - I'm still on track to go to 100 concerts this calendar year. Which is absolutely ridiculous. And awesome. So, I'll be busy at shows this December (if you have any to recommend  I'm all ears - I'm still 3 short!), and I'll be posting about as many of them as possible!

 

I want to make sure I give you some things to listen to as the nights get longer and I'm working on all of this stuff - so in the meantime, here are a few things that have made me really happy in the post-Thanksgiving doldrums:

 

This track from Deep Sea Diver, whose debut album came out this year and was fantastic:

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This track from Half Moon Run (who I'm seeing open for Patrick Watson on Sunday):

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And this video from Hey Rosetta! (via Adam at songsfortheday) performing Graceland by Paul Simon, which I got to see them play live at Bonnaroo at about 3 am in the woods, which was pretty unforgettable:

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Enjoy! (And keep an eye out for big posts in the next two weeks!)

3 Days Until Turkey

So, another (thankfully short) week of work, and all I want is to spend time with friends who are back home and eat delicious things. I got to spend the evening yesterday with some of them, and I'm feeling very centered, albeit eager for the week to end. Because of this, and in the spirit of my delightful friend Chris, I wanted to post a few things that reflect the calmness I feel right now, mixed with the anticipation and yearning for the holidays bouncing around in my head. I know I've been on a Field Report binge. This video from the Current in MPLS is excellent though. And perfect for today.

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Chris and I watched this unbelievable video of Pretty Broken Things at Doe Bay Fest last night. You should watch it tonight. It'll make you happy.

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This new song from Hey Rosetta! on their holiday EP is just ridiculously good, and makes me way too excited for the coming month.

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I'm slowly putting together a winter playlist for the snowy months, so keep your eyes/ears out. Also, I'm going to try and get some love for some more "upbeat" stuff over the next few days here, so be ready for some of that.

Happy Monday!