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Song from Indigo Girls' New Maritime Concept Album

“Closer to Brine”

(sample lyric: “The further I am from some freshwater source / the closer I am to brine.”)


The League of Gentlemen / Robert Fripp: Dislocated / 1984 (January 13th- May 16th)

Format: 7″

Label: Editions EG (EGEDS 2)

Country: UK

Year: 1981

Price paid: $3.50

Purchased at: Angry Mom Records, Ithaca NY

The League of Gentlemen were a short-run band comprised of guitarist Robert Fripp (King Crimson), bassist Sara Lee (later of the B-52′s, Gang of Four, and Indigo Girls), keyboardist Barry Andrews (later of Shriekback), and percussionist Johnny Toobad who was replaced late-on by Kevin Wilkinson (Kevin would later join China Crisis and Squeeze.) It is not to be confused with Fripp’s band of the same name from the 60s. 140 more words

Best feedback ever?

She stopped me on my way to the door. The service had ended, coffee had been consumed. Others had eaten what appeared to be wonderful pasties. 110 more words

New York

Kindly Stick a Screwdriver in My Ear

As I mentioned yesterday, I went to a Ray LaMontagne concert, and had a wonderful time. Once he got on stage, that is. The tickets said the show started at 7:30, so we arrived promptly. 742 more words


July 10

When I was in 8th grade, in Winterguard (if you don’t know, don’t ask…), I was introduced to the Indigo Girls.  In the 20+ years since (I’m sorry, what now?), I’ve followed their albums and seen them several times in concert, and their music is beyond nostalgic for me, as it’s tied in to so many times of my life.   129 more words

Birthday Month

A Discomfort Kind of Month

I have been taking long breaks between posts. It’s not like I don’t have any thoughts or feelings of note. It’s that I’m unsure of how noteworthy they are. 330 more words

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Shelf Life: Books About Rock Music

When it comes to music, the one thing I like more than either playing or listening to rock music, is reading books about rock music. And no, I don’t mean those daunting biographies of old school rockers, or anthologies of rock history. 543 more words