2. I am now officially obsessed with Talk Talk's "Laughing Stock". I can't stop listening to it. I can't believe this album came out in 1991. If I'd heard this album back then, it's entirely possible that my musical career would have been on a radically different course.
OK, that's a pretty ridiculous statement - especially considering I've had this album for almost a year and am only now starting to understand it. That said - holy fucking shit. Please, please, please - get this record. Or, barring that, find mp3s of "Ascension Day", "After the Flood" and/or "New Grass", turn the lights off, close your eyes, turn up the volume and fasten your fucking seat belt for the love of god.
3. My high school rock band came over on Sunday afternoon and after 5 hours of meandering and fucking around we ended up coming up with something kinda cool, albeit very simple and barely sketched out. We made an improptu recording of it which can be found here, if you're curious. Is it a return to form of our glorious heyday (spring 1993-fall 1994)? Um, no. But is it something that didn't exist before 6pm yesterday afternoon that we all felt was interesting enough to record? I think so, for whatever it's worth. In any event, I've become remarkably adept at getting my 16-track to do interesting things in a short amount of time. I'll never be a professional engineer, but at least this stuff shouldn't singe your ears.