just a little patience, yyyeeeaaahhh
Just a taste: Ted Leo rocking it out at Mpls' First Avenue, 6/14/05.
While I have plenty of stuff to write about, I've clearly been doing a lousy job getting any of it done. Alas, the last few days weren't fruitful (JRDN suggested I was "decompressing"), so now there's even more to catch up on. Last week's Junior Boys/Caribou show (sans Russian Futurists) still needs a full recap, along with Sunday's Spoon/Stephen Malkmus double feature, not to mention Ted Leo + Rx last nite & Sleater-Kinney tonite. I've still got other TV & movie stuff that I've been meaning to cover, and I still wanna do so despite it being awfully tardy. Later this week (no time tonite), I'll try to start posting more often to gradually get myself back up to speed.
Since I just saw them back in March, I skipped the 6/6 Hold Steady show at First Avenue (as well as their Grand Old Day appearance on 6/5). However, my MPR-member CD compilation from The Current arrived this week (I'm still waiting for the vinyl), which included this non-album acoustic track from the band's in-studio appearance this past spring. A full studio version of "Modesto" is available on the Crisp Songs Vol. 1 compilation, which can be downloaded via iTunes. This stripped-down version showcases a somber, reflective Craig Finn, backed by what certainly sounds like an accordion.
Again, my apologies for the erratic blog activity. I hope to get back to your regularly scheduled programming shortly, so bear with me a little longer.