Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Beatles, Billy and Belle. . .

Got in an order of discs from Drag City Records. I will now spend the weekend getting acquainted with Will Oldham's Palace era output. Kind of a Christmas gift to self.

If the name doesn't ring a bell, Will Oldham is the ridiculously prolific man behind Palace, Palace Music, Palace Brothers and Bonnie Prince Billy. It's alt-countryish stuff that just kills me. Any good cd collection should have the BPB album I See A Darkness. Lie Down in the Light, his album from this year was almost as good. He's got a new album coming out this spring.

The last couple of days have been my own kind of Beatles revival. I'm listening to Help! right now and marvelling anew at how freaking good they were. I could fill a desert island list with Beatles albums, actually wind up on a desert island and never get bored.

And now I will leave you with a video. Books, Scottish pop icons and pretty women. . . What's not to love?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will Oldham IS ridiculously prolific, isn't he? I have to listen to his newest album yet.

Thanks for the lovely B&S video! They always know just what to say! Lately, I have been noticing just what a splendid voice Stevie has, even though it is usually overshadowed by Stuart's splendid voice.

Daibhin said...

If had to choose just one band to listen to for the rest of my life it would be the Beatles. No one else compares!