Jan 202012
March of the Zapotec/Holland EP

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Now playing: Beirut – March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland

Here I am, sitting on my apartment couch on a gray and rainy Friday afternoon in Ljubljana, working from home today due to a cough that has lingered for almost two weeks now. Went to the medical center near my apartment this morning to try and see a doctor about it, and what a trip that was. It felt like there was no organization at all compared to what I’m used to. There’s one large waiting area with no reception desk or even a person organizing appointments or patients. Basically you need to know which door belongs to the doctor that you need to see, knock on that door (even if there is a patient in there already, which you may or may not know based on how long you’ve been sitting in the waiting area debating what to do), and then wait some more until they’re ready to see you. Luckily I got up the courage to ask a stranger for some help and she asked one of the nurses some things in Slovenian, which led to me finding the right door to wait in front of, and a few minutes later I was speaking with a doctor! He checked my breathing, my lungs, my heart, and my throat and said that I sound clear, and that a cough for 2-3 weeks is common after a cold. He told me to get some Prospan from the Lekarna and that if I don’t feel better in a week to see another doctor.

That about brings us up to date. I just ate lunch and figured I might as well do a bit of blogging before getting back to work, so onto the new music news since last time…

mp3: Julianna Barwick – “Never Change” (via gorillavsbear.net) mp3: new Lower Dens – “Brains” (via gorillavsbear.net) Album Stream: Laura Gibson – La Grande (via Paste Magazine) Watch St. Vincent’s Nod to Elvis Costello on Conan (via Paste Magazine) Sharon Van Etten (currently streaming live on WNYC) adds ANOTHER NYC show (via brooklynvegan) Shearwater – “You As You Were” (via Stereogum) listen: Daniel Rossen of Grizzy Bear – “Saint Nothing” (via gorillavsbear.net) Local Natives Working On New Album (via Paste Magazine) Listen: Ariel Pink and R. Stevie Moore: “SteviePink Javascript” (via Pitchfork: Latest News) Fleet Foxes Side-Project Poor Moon: Tour, Debut LP (via JamBase) Trust – “Sulk” (via Stereogum) [new]: Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own (via We All Want Someone To Shout For)

What to do Friday night in Ljubljana: Check out Oh! Pears at Menza pri Koritu, duh!

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Jan 142012

Now playing: Beirut – The Flying Cup Club

Hello blogosphere, it’s 2012 and I’m back to try this blogging thing again, this time under a new premise: from here on out I’m going to try blogging from a mostly content curation perspective, targeting music blogging specifically. More specifically, I read a lot of music blogs and I’m going to try and extract the most interesting news in the music blogosphere and paste the links into here as often as I can. Sure, there will be other tidbits here and there, but I’ll try to keep somewhat of a focus.

A few ideas/thoughts – I’d like to somehow keep track of what I’m listening to and what shows I’m trying to see. Maybe there are plugins for that sort of thing, or maybe I’ll have to write some of my own. Either way, that’s the basis, let’s go for a stroll…

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