Wednesday, May 13, 2009

all the other girls here are stars - you are the northern lights

they try to shine in through your curtains—you’re too close and too bright

- Josh Ritter, Kathleen, Hello Starling album...

I go through periods where I listen to a few select albums and not much else, changing with the season....a few new/old favorite songs for spring:

Kathleen & Snow is Gone, by the lovely Josh Ritter, via the lovely K-Man.

Just for Now & Don't Go Easy by the silver-voiced old-timey Jill Barber

Eat to Live & More or Less by the always down to earth Talib Kwali

Stars Shine Quietly & Dr. King by the sweet, sweet Mason Jennings

Escape & Ringa Ringa from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack

I am having a love/hate relationship with the following new albums:

Decemberists' Hazards of Love (not entirely sure their concept works, am going back to crane wife)

Indigo Girls' Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (I mean, really, what kind of title is this?)

In other thoughts, as a former English teacher I should know this, but is the proper way of citing songs actually in quotes? And then the albums are italicized?

1 comment:

andrew said...

yep. if you drop it and it makes noise (e.g., an album or a book), it's italics. if it doesn't make noise (e.g., a song or a book chapter), it's quotation marks.