Saturday, September 15, 2018

2018: September 15th - Emma Ruth Rundle Light Song

Still haven't had a chance to sit down and ingest that Emma Ruth Rundle. Hopefully today.

Funny: That makes me think that way back HERE in April I was holding out listening to the latest Sleep record for a quiet moment where I could smoke and quietly absorb the record on vinyl. Well, I still have not heard more than a note or two on The Sciences. The one time I made it to Fingerprints to look for the vinyl they were out, and the quiet, stoned alone time is a fleeting commodity. I may just break down and order the fucker off Amazon, but I had this entire scenario built in my head for buying the new, unexpected Sleep album at an actual record store, and then sitting with it the way I sometimes - not so much any more - sit with brand new records from bands I love, undivided attention focused as the first listen washes over me...

Hopeless music romantic, or curmudgeon? You decide.

Drinking with Comics was a blast last night, even though I really didn't get to talk about one of the main things I wanted to talk about: re-reading the first six issues of Gideon Falls. This book is spectacular, and feels so close to HBO level execution that I honestly feel the experience of consuming it is less like reading a comic and more like watching True Detective (season 1, of course). Not that there's any overlap story-wise; you know how Warren Ellis makes extremely widescreen, cinematic comics that feel very much like you're 'watching' them on a big screen? Well, Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart have created something similar, but it's an analog to the micro-screen revolution that has served as the only viable, professional, top-tier level outlet for dramatic roles since Disney and the franchise machine stole Hollywood from us. Gideon Falls will no doubt be converted to a cable show soon, and reading it again, I realize the blueprint for that show exists perfectly in the comic.

Playlist from yesterday:

Earth - Primitive and Deadly
White Lung - Eponymous
Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
Windhand - Split EP
Touche Amore - Eponymous
King Woman - Doubt EP
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Mandy OST

Card of the day:

Face value for sure. Busy few weeks. Today is a day dedicated to my baby!

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