In Part 1 we had a look at some very good 2009 releases, and in other years some of those CDs might have made a run at a Platinum LP. As I said, though, this was maybe the best year for new music since Jimmy Carter was president. So please, give these recipients of the S&R/Lullaby Pit Platinum LP a listen.
The Platinum LPs
Antony & the Johnsons – The Crying Light
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-between where Antony Hegarty is concerned. Listeners either get it or they don’t, and while I’m in the “he’s brilliant” camp, I do understand why some find his music hard to access. In a nutshell, it’s probably some of the most painful stuff I’ve ever heard – pure, distilled essence of anguish at times. Read more
This just in…
Thanks to Mike Smith for passing this link along.
Finally, an American corporation is getting serious about supporting our troops and their families.
Thanks to Mike Smith for the tip.
I missed last night’s “debate” between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. From what I can tell this morning, that was the smartest thing I did all day. I’ve read a good bit about it and seen some video and it looks like what transpired in Philadelphia may have been a new low-water mark in American journalism.
Let’s see what people are saying.
- We’ll start at Crooks & Liars, which has video of the debacle.
- Next let’s check in at the ABC “News” Web site, where the network’s viewers are still engaging in one of the bloodiest nard-stompings I’ve ever seen. Nearly 16,000 comments as I write, and the consensus is not a happy one. Read more
Man, can’t wait to see this on the big screen.
Thanks to Mike Smith for passing this on. I think his job description must look something like this: “screw around surfing YouTube all day.” Good work if you can get it.
Spoiler Alert: If you don’t want to know who wins the 2008 presidential election, please don’t click on the video link below.