To follow this weekend's nice spring sunny days, we're having a rainy Monday, which as I've mentioned before never bothers me since rain here is such a rare thing that you quite appreciate it when it happens. Now it is not so rainy that one couldn't go out and do thing in it, but it makes for a handy excuse to be inside and listen to music (if there is any need for excuses for such an activity). The community CD player has been in a bit of a rut for the last week; new things might be put in, but it always seems to go back to the same five CDs after a bit. Granted they are all new CDs, but they have all reached their half-life with me, and I prefer to give them a little more space. We'll see how the rest of the Wilhelm crew react to my complete remake of the CD changer. I wanted to go for things that seemed appreciate for a rainy day: the two Radiohead selections (Kid A and OK Computer take care of that with their sonorous dreariness (that's not a bad thing, mind you). In between those two I put Wilco's A Ghost is Born which although I haven't listened to it in a while now, has little of the catchiness of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot but has a lot of its soul. I then found something I've never seen before Moonshake's Eva Luna. It is playing right now and it does fit the weather since it is a sort of cross between Laika, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, and a jazz combo. I don't know why I haven't heard of them before since dissonant music of the 90's is my heartbeat. Some called this kind of music "post rock," you know--a name that has been placed on yet another group of artists these days. To round things out in the 5 album cycle, I chose The Folk Implosions Take a Look Inside the Folk Implosion another CD I haven't heard in a long while.
It is getting darker outside and the rain is coming down in fine sheets. A guy across the street is fixing the neighbor's sprinkler system.