It’s quiet company

Oh hey guys! I have been so busy;. I have freelance work out the wazoo right now (praise!) which is fantastic but it’s not leaving me a lot of time left over for blogging. There will be hopefully a fun new site unveiling later this week but for now I appreciate your patience.

So. Music Monday. What do I listen to when I’m working? A whole lot of Sad Bastard music. Think: The National, Bon Iver, Andy Shauf. Either that or something without words like Bill Evans, Explosions in the Sky or Sigur Ros. Ok, Sigur Ros has words but I don’t understand Icelandic/Whatever made up language they sing in so it doesn’t count.

The truth is, as a musical person I don’t know if I’m really capable of having music on in the background. It’s too distracting. I cannot listen to it while reading or writing. Before I know it I will start typing out song lyrics or find myself sitting there, book open, humming along. Even having a conversation in the car with someone while there is music playing is sometimes difficult. Be prepared for a lot of ums, ahs, long pauses if the radio is on and we’re having a deep philosophical chat.

Here is my all time favorite Sad Bastard song by The National, Terrible Love. And guess what! I found an acoustic version. Youtube is a magical place sometimes.

Ok also, in the same s/b genre, I am finally falling in love with Bon Iver, Bon Iver. It took me awhile but I came around. Towers! Love!

Are you sad yet!?