On a less MAGICAL note, I bought another CD today. I think that puts me up to maybe two store-bought CDs since January. Picked up Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism today at Hastings. Mmm so good. It’s mostly on a theme of long-distance relationships (hence the name). And I envy the song titles for their ideas — “The Sound of Settling,” for instance. Can I name my book that?
First impressions: I really, really like this album. There’s a Ben Folds (Five) feel to it — maybe I’m just making that connection because “Brick” was on the radio this afternoon just before I put the CD in, but it’s also something to do with the lead guy’s voice and songs like “Title and Registration” and “Expo ’86” – which has a great, great chorus, “I am waiting for something to go wrong,” that could fit very nicely on Whatever and Ever Amen. I mean, I’ve had this CD for about 12 hours and I already know half the lyrics.
So, does anyone have any great musical suggestions for me? Where do I go if I love and devour Death Cab for Cutie? The Postal Service? Modest Mouse? The Shins? Those are the directions Amazon would point me in.