notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Friday Random 10

This seems to be about all I'm good for on this blog any more, so here goes:

Albert King, I Wanna Get Funky - Everything Albert King does is, by definition, funky.
Lucinda Williams, Am I Too Blue? - I actually find that Lucinda Williams sometimes is too blue for me, but this is a very pretty song.
M. Ward, Oh Take Me Back - In a year of phenomenal album releases (about which I intend to post soon), Transistor Radio is without a doubt one of the top three.
Pere Ubu, Dream the Moon - The coolest band ever to come out of Cleveland, which might be damning with faint praise, since no other band has ever come out of Cleveland besides Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (no comment). But Pere Ubu is awesome, no doubt about that.
Wilco, Hummingbird - I am firmly in the camp that believes that Wilco is only getting better with each album, and I’d rather listen to A Ghost Is Born than all that twangy shit any day.
Field Music, Like When You Meet Someone Else - I bought this album for the catchy single You Can Decide and haven’t really listened to the rest of it yet.
U2, Ultraviolet (Light My Way) - I once met the belly dancer who danced onstage during Mysterious Ways on the ZooTV tour. Nothing else I can say about U2 can top that.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Pancho & Lefty - Does everybody already know that Willie Nelson endorsed Dennis Kucinich for President in 2004? Does everybody else appreciate how cool that is?
Ted Hawkins, Daytime Friend - You can guess what the daytime friends do at night...
Bob Dylan, If Dogs Run Free - Bob sounds an awful lot like early Tom Waits in this jazzy little song.

Bring on the Muck of the Week.