Wednesday, February 18, 2009

March of the Zapotec

Alright, so the first opportunity I had yesterday, I went out and bought the new EP by Beirut- March of the Zapotec. It's pretty dang good, and has a somewhat different feel to it than previous albums like Gulag and Club Cup. It was mostly recorded in Mexico, so it has a lot of Mexican musical influence, especially noticeable in the rythms and melodies with trumpets. Anyway, it's super good and I'd say the best song on it is "La Llorona". It has almost a more melancholy feel to it than does Beirut's previous work, but it obviously holds to the foreign feel, the lost love feel, and the adventuresome feel of past songs.
The second part to the EP, Holland, was created
solely by Zach Condon (except for the bass line in "The Concubine") as his side project Realpeople. It sounds more like his electric stuff as seen on a version of Scenic World and the Pompeii EP. It's really an entirely fantastic little set.
Here's "La Llorona":

Also, I almost forgot! Since nobody reads this anyway, I have a secret to tell you. Yes, you. Just so it's known: I've come across a little group by the name of Team B. Good stuff that will most likely develop into great. They aren't signed yet, but you know they will be due to fact that the members of Team B are from both Beirut and The Arcade Fire. In other words, genius. So we'll see what comes of that. I would say songs to check out by them include "Mystery Man" and "On My Mind". So go do it. Right now!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Comeback

And enjoy that week I did, being a long long time ago, yet not quite in a galaxy far far away. Denver was great, believe me, it's just been a while. It was last year after all. Here are a couple pictures of the city from my hotel balcony just so long overdue:

I am experiencing minor inconveniences with the picture uploader, but that aside I also just need to take more from now on. San Francisco also was amazing as usual. Sorry, but no pictures are available at this time... or ever probably, so just forget about it yeah?
So now that we're all caught up, it's time to talk business (leans forward, hands clasped). There has been a change of plans you see. Things are going to get really great really fast, and I need to do everything in my power to make sure that happens. My plans consist of moving out and getting my own apartment by April 2009, making $4,000 a month aside a job (Talk to me about how sometime if that sounds good to you), and saving up for traveling to any of the many locations I have in mind, all while that income grows passively. By working really hard the next few months, by May I will be on my own, ready to travel, and probably will have purchased a street bike (sorry, Mom). I'm thinking a Yamaha R1 (Raven color) eventually, but until then I'll stick with a Honda CBR 600 most likely. Just so I don't die immediately on a bike with 1000 cc's... yeah.
All summed up, it's gonna be good. Real good. Can't wait to see what happens!

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