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from ARCHIVES - in category Harmonies

Dash 7 vs. Do the Lovers Still Meet at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial?

When I started up this site a couple years ago, my “gimmick” was gonna be that I would like to share my musical tastes via song-to-song comparisons. Hence I have a section of this website called “Harmonies” that hasn’t been updated in eons. But I have maintained a list of songs to write about, and that list has become extraordinarily lengthy. Here in 2008 I think I’ll try to cut into my backlog. Tonight I am in a strange mood, wide awake for no obvious reason at 12:30 a.m. after little sleep the…

from ARCHIVES - District of Cacophony in category reviews

Treading water

In the past couple weeks I’ve seen a few rock bands, and need to note it for the record as I am starting to forget all my shows. A couple weeks ago I got a phone call from friends with extra tickets to go see The National who have been getting rave reviews everywhere but whom I don’t really know much about. I went to the 930 Club that night (June 20) and checked them out and found them fairly decent but totally non-memorable. I mean I am listening to them again right now via their myspace page a…