i have pretended to be important recently by making subfolders in thunderbird. i can’t believe i admitted that. but its out there now.
i was pleasantly interrupted from mixing thom the astronomers record this afternoon when my brother’s new album landed on the doormat. i am naturally consumed with jealousy, both of songwriting talent and of the right to record it this time round, but fortunately the record seems good enough that the predominant emotion is pleasure. i guess i just like songs about bathrooms. of course, since i didn’t mix it, all my lo-fi, punkrock, fuckyouisthefirsttakenotgoodenough attitude seems to have melted and i want to rush to the studio and scream at someone to turn this keyboard down and for gods sake take the low end off that bass, but no. there seems to be some steel-drum sounds on it. and it’s got “life model no.1″ on it, as well as seemingly endless songs that have seeped into my consciousness at various gigs over the past few months. i love listening to a song i think i don’t know, to discover that it’s a new version of something i really like.