Friday, February 17, 2006

Durham Blues

Here in Durham, N.C., at a university on some business, I had quite the musical day. My experience ran the gamut from following some unusual and impressive compositions by a bunch of graduate students (including one that used a squeaky toy as one of the instruments) to a disussion of the movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar (a great "rock opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber) to just having returned from a run while listening to R.E.M.'s album Murmur (I thought it was appropriate, since we're in the deep South). I also got to talk to one student who just loves the band Architecture in Helsinki. This post is an example of one that fits the blog's personally selfish purpose as a logbook for some of what I listen to and hope to remember one day. That in no way means you shouldn't comment.

4 Comments:

At 1:54 AM, Blogger FriedOreo said...

Mugs: is J.J. Reddick an REM fan? I hear he writes some dope poetry.

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger stark attack said...

love it. arch helskni = pnkrck more than any other pop band in world rite now. if their grad students like it, then their grad studs are studs. enjoy the weekend of free shit, story of my life in lskool.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Mugshot said...

If Arch in Helsinki is punk rock, then Kenny G plays jazz.
Plus, Stark, I never got any feedback from you on the REM recommendations.
Mugshot

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Gastropublisher said...

Next time you're in the "Research Triangle" vicinity, put aside the REM and listen to some Ben Folds, Superchunk, or Squirrel Nut Zippers -- all homegrown N.C. artists. And eat some delicious Allen & Son barbecue while you're doing it.

 

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