Wednesday, August 17, 2011
back from the dead, reporting from Cancun
It is Wednesday night. 1230am in Mexico.
I spent the day in Isla Mujeres with a nice man from Argentina. Wonderful photographer.
I have been reading 'A Literate Passion' - letters between Henry Miller and Anais Nin (one of my favorite writers)
Of course one presumes this book only contains letters of romantic bliss or tumult... however, let the pages surprise you with their criticism and input and emotional gravity of knowing someone. Of believing in an artist. Being passionate about somebody without gaining anything because the unconditional respect is there. That is all.
I have been touring nonstop since september. June was my first month "off"... however, in the time between, I have been spending it in the studio with Aaron Dessner, finishing our new record. I am happy to say, tracking is finished, mixing is almost complete, and we will have the record DONE in September, which (hopefully) means a February release. So get ready for new songs and a worldwide tour 2012.
Here are a few bands I can't stop listening to.
To be brief, short list of bands:
The War on Drugs
She Keeps Bees
Gardens & Villa
Honestly, there is too much to say, but that is a beginning.
Here are a couple videos to sustain you.
Carter Tanton 'Murderous Joy'
Pure X 'Surface'
I am feeling more zen than ever.
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -- Anais Nin