as i was in the middle of writing about the midnight hours last night, i got sidetracked by sleep.? the past couple o’ days i have been tired as hell.? dont know if its the weather or maybe?its just mono.? anyway, back to the midnight hours.? last night whilst fast asleep their song “miss marie” found its way into my dreams.? what the dream was ultimately about was a conversation i was evesdropping on between a man and a woman.? apparently the man wanted to?leave his lady friend?and move to idaho -?the reasons were unclear.? then as the man was getting on board a train to leave?his lady followed?him and?the conversation started up again, but instead of the conversation “miss marie” started playing.? after that, i dont remember much except the couple ended up at the ocean building a sandcastle.??below is the beginnings of my?original post.????
i always find it interesting the way bands describe their “sound.” typically, the description sounds like it came straight from the mouth of a publicist and/or was born out of some stoned creative writing session. new york city’s by way of japan, texas and jersey’s the midnight hours sound oddly quite a bit as they describe themselves musically, like a train.? its probably the combination of the?driving sound of the drums combined with what sounds like a lap steel that gives the midnight hours that train or at least a traveling type sound.? they remind me of a dirtier, twangier version of a 60′s pop band – which is right up my alley.? if you like catfish haven or bands of the like you should dig these ladies and gents.
they have a new ep out now entitled the five believers which can be purchased directly through the band, on itunes, napster and/or rhapsody.????????
one band that i love(d) is chicago’s own silkworm, which after the senseless death of michael dahlquist decided to call it a day.? it had been about a year since i visited the silkworm site, but the other day something told me to check it.? to my suprise, tim is now leading up a new band, bottomless pit.??not to my suprise the new stuff sounds damn good.
the remainder of that daniel lanois show will be up shortly.?