Monday, October 03, 2005

let the mighty eagle soar

today's first shuffle song on the ipod: "Check the Meaning" - Richard Ashcroft, from Human Conditions.

this is beautiful, and i love richard, and i know that it is considered "lifesyle music" (a famous diss by thom yorke about coldplay) - as in, smug 34-year-olds "rock out" to it in their suvs in between jaunts to the gymboree with dylan or hunter or dakota and then hitting starbucks for a soy latte - but i still like it. it's sunday-morning, loll-about-in-bed, think-about-maybe-going-to-a-movie-if-you-decide-to-leave-the-apartment music. i saw richard at the 9:30 club in dc in 2000 with my friend sw, who wasn't entirely sure who he was. she had told some of her co-workers at the usda that she was going to go see john ashcroft's concert that night, and was met with some confused and not-kind looks. hey, he's a singer-songwriter, too.

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