If you look over there to the right, you'll see an intrusive-looking upcoming events thingy I made this morning. In the future, I hope for it to just be a way to keep tabs on CD releases, SM-related appearances, and things of a similar ilk. If I've missed anything or if you think it's a dumb idea, let me know. I cherish your thoughts, sirs and madams.
Rolling Stone posted this review of Realism, straight with a video of a skinny white male expounding upon what he likes about the record. Portland Mercury posted this interview with Mr. Merritt, and the San Francisco Gate posted this one.
And because I know you're super interested, I bought Coraline on iTunes (and on CD, but I'm impatient) and it's too marvelous for words. "The Ballad of the Wasps" makes me cry and is a perfect summation of the play's theme, and I love it. David Greenspan blows my fucking mind on "Falling, Falling," likewise with Julian Fleisher on "When You're A Cat." Despite the untraditional instrumentation, I feel like Mr. Merritt is putting his theatrical ability to its best use here; his songwriting is, as ever, completely masterful and these songs translate the tale to which they relate so effortlessly... This album was completely worth the sometimes-painstaking wait for it, and if you don't buy it, you're likely a fool!