June 21, 2004
Tomorrow's Shopping Bag

I'll be making a special trip to pick up Wilco's A Ghost Is Born and the new Tilly and the Wall record tomorrow. The official release date of a Wilco record has always been a special day and fills me with that "kid in a candy store" feeling, regardless of how many times I've already heard the record. Not too many interesting albums are released this week, am I missing something?

I will pick up a couple of copies of Joe Schmo, the only reality television game that captivated me in the past few years. Our cable-deprived friends can thank us later (when they receive the show as a gift).

I am also hotly anticipating President Clinton's memoirs, My Life, and am looking forward to reading his insights into his administration.

Wilco: A Ghost is Born [cd]
Bobby Bare, Jr.: From the End of Your Leash [cd]
Brian Wilson: Gettin' in Over My Head [cd]
David Grubbs: Guess at the Riddle [cd]
Nick Drake: Made to Love Magic [cd]
Jonathan Richman: Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love [dvd]
BoDeans: Resolution [cd]
Alan Lomax: Singing in the Streets: Scottish Childrens Songs [cd]
Tilly & The Wall: Wild Like Children [cd]

Bad Santa [dvd]
Badder Santa (Unrated Widescreen Edition) [dvd]
The Joe Schmo Show - Season One Uncensored [dvd]
The Lower Depths (Kurosawa 1957) / The Lower Depths (Renoir 1936) - Criterion Collection [dvd]
Pete Townshend - Music from Lifehouse [dvd]
Roger McGuinn's Guide To Home Recording on a Computer [dvd]

Posted by david on June 21, 2004

"...and am looking forward to reading his insights into his administration."

One can assume that you are being sarcastic...right?

Posted by: PopMusik on June 21, 2004 09:25 AM

Some interesting stuff in and around your lists and it's always nice to see a sprinkling of GBV in a blog!!

Posted by: backroads on June 21, 2004 11:06 AM

As for Clinton's book, I think the press is already quoting all the "juicy" parts worth reading.

Posted by: Terry on June 21, 2004 12:38 PM

Joe Schmo was incredible. The final episode was some of the most compelling television I've seen. It was all because of the person they chose to be Joe Schmo-- he was the most genuine and innocent human around.

Posted by: robot mark on June 21, 2004 01:39 PM

I would recommend putting Rachel Goswell's "Waves Are Universal" on the shopping list as well. It promises to be a really gorgeous record.

Posted by: frank on June 21, 2004 03:04 PM

Actually, you seem to have missed a few for this week:

John Frusciante, Will to Death
Ozomatli, Street Signs
Tangiers, Never Bring You Pleasure (I think you even posted one of their mp3s a few days ago)

Keep up the great work with your site, it's always a pleasure to read.

Posted by: David Sledge on June 21, 2004 03:37 PM

Riot on An Empty Street Kings of Convenience

Posted by: Narrator on June 21, 2004 04:17 PM

sigh. so liberal. such a shame.

Posted by: megan h on June 22, 2004 02:23 AM

Pop, Terry & Mehan: I was looking forward to the Clinton book more before I read the excerpts...

backroads: GBV was once my favorite band.

Robot Mark: the original Joe Schmo was genius, and I agree, the original "dupe" was the perfect choice to make the series compelling.

Frank: I forgot about the Rachel Goswell release! Thanks for reminding me.

David, Narrator: I have an advance copy of the Tangiers release, and thought the KofC was coming out next week in the US. I'll pick it up today if I can.

Posted by: david on June 22, 2004 09:09 AM

You are correct. Sadly, the U. S. release isn't until July 27th.

Posted by: Narator on June 22, 2004 10:04 AM
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