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"You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive" by Ruby Friedman Orchestra

Andrea and I finished season 5 of Justified tonight. It’s very addicting—well-acted, fun, funny, though also increasingly dark as the seasons progress.

Anyway, this was the closing of the season finale. It was awesome.

The original is by Darrell Scott. You can listed to it here.


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Andrew Cedermark: “Moon Delux”

I guess I am into the wail recently. Play this loud please.



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Melody’s Echo Chamber — “Some Time Alone, Alone

Sorry it has been so long—enjoy.





Tom’s going to this show on Thursday, and he introduced this video to me, but he never posts here. So I’m posting it on his behalf. It’s fantastic.


Once I started teaching, “keeping up” with music began to fall by the wayside. So it’s partly due to that—but also due to somewhat lackluster reviews and my own fear of disappointment—that I avoided Titus Andronicus’ Local Business. Their previous album, The Monitor, is one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. It’s something I return to again and again. I knew there was no way their next album could measure up. And, frankly, it probably doesn’t.

But then I read this here profile by Charlottesville’s own Tom Breihan. I feel, strangely, that I owe something to Patrick Stickles. That The Monitor's brilliance leaves me indebted, somehow. So I'm finally listening to Local Business, and I’m choosing—as best I can—not to do any comparing. And it’s very good.


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I’m sorry it’s been so long, guys.


"Wakin on a Pretty Day" by Kurt Vile

I was gonna post the new Arcade Fire track “Afterlife,” cuz it’s awesome, but this more fits the day and my mood. It’s a gorgeous, crisp fall day here in Charlottesville, and I’m feeling a little melancholy because I’m working here at the school instead of at home sipping coffee with my wife. With my wife. My wife.


Really enjoying this album. Does it remind anyone else of Friday Night Lights?

Can’t wait to see you all!