one of my favorite knob fiddlers is mr brian deck. i have been a huge fan of his work for what seems like an eternity. there has been only one brian deck produced/engineered record that i didnt like, and that was oak lawn, illinois’ boom hank’s sophmore record ish ly ghost your e & y. their debut, nuisance, was a brilliant piece of poppy punk, but their second record sounded like a bad red red meat record. i am sure it was not brian’s fault, but i have to blame someone. so, when i got an email about brian working on pittsburgh based the you’s debut record, for the masses, it of course piqued my interest. from what i have heard thus far from the you, they are definitely a bunch of chaps i can get behind, not literally of course. sitting at work today i tried to come up with my best “sounds like” or “if you dig…” comparisons, but i could not. maybe its because i had to bullshit my way through a 6 page paper about software and office automation today – turned out pretty well, though. check out the you, if you like good music, plain and simple.
they got a bunch of songs streaming on their myspace page which you can get to by clicking on the you link above.
random mp3 of the day
one of my absolute favorite artists is chris whitley. chris passed away suddenly last year, which broke this already fragile heart o’ mine. so, here is a very haunting version of dirt floor performed in the spring of 05 in australia.