Friday, January 27, 2006
Jeff Mangum is back
I'm going through a pretty intense rediscovery of Neutral Milk Hotel these days. The album In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea, and their other one, On Avery Island, have helped me wash more than a few dishes over the past week. Nice, fuzzy-guitar, psychedelic, indie rock. I wish Jeff Mangum didn't wig out and join the circus because I miss this band. (I really think that's what happened to the guy, literally, though I haven't kept up with his recent whereabouts)
Some of my favorite records I listen to so much that I "memorize' them almost and get to the point where I don't enjoy hearing them much anymore. I still consider them favorite albums, but I don't enjoy listening to them nearly as much as I used to. That's strange. Guided by Voices records are like that for me, and so are some Galaxie 500 things and even some Nick Drake. It's too bad, but at least I'm not like the dorks whose car stereos I hear outside my house--the guys who have been listening to the same Led Zepelin 8-tracks for thirty years. It's good to move on.