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.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


For the past few years, friends in Athens have been bugging me about how great this band Deerhunter is. The live shows in particular seemed to be the thing that got the hipster kids all worked up. Of course I wrote them off as yet another band I'm just not cool enough to like.

However, I just wanted to say that this Microcastle album is really really good. Also, I learned that the lead singer of the band, Bradford Cox, is not, as I had irrationally assumed, anorexic. He has a condition called Marfan Syndrome. Most people with this syndrome have the same long, skeletal features as the Deerhunter guy, although his case appears to be more pronounced to my eyes.

If you are like me and felt intimidated, scared, or just plain cynical about such a weird little band, I highly suggest you check out some of their stuff. For those of you who already like Deerhunter, you were always cooler than me anyway.

Seriously, though, they make really good music. What else have I been missing out on? What is everyone listening to these days?

Deerhunter at the 40 Watt in Athens, GA