DOUG MARTSCH: The Weather, @ St. John’s Pub in Portland
Doug gets it. He gets how to boomerang the listener to a specific dusky moment back into the thick, serpentine knot of emotional meat at the song’s core. This dude slathers his prose with vulnerability far more than he does lace. I really respect that.
Type in any ole band name and get a taste of their tunes a la stream with suggestion for a taste of their tunes a la booze.
A fun idea, although some names yield better results than others. Like Built to Spill above: Sounds like you’ll definitely take a spill post-consumption of both the music and the libation. However, others, like Thee Oh Sees’ rec of a cold Red Stripe, fall a bit more flat. [via bbook]
Regardless, a way super double plus good idea marrying two of my (and probably your) favorites. I’d probably also be more tickled if I could actually finagle Spotify. MEH.
I bought Ancient Melodies of the Future the day of the Homecoming dance sophomore year of high school. I got it from Borders* in the morning and cranked it while my sister drove us to pick up our dates’ boutonnières. That was eight years ago next month. It’s still so totally perfect.
* Later when I foraged a friendship with my now very close friend Julia Gill, I found that her brother Daniel—founder of Force Field—was working there during college at the time. He likely was the one who ordered the tall order of BTS in their tunes section. So funny.