2006 Half Time Report

2006 is half way over. Let’s celebrate with some mp3s.

 Police Sweater Blood Vow is one of the Fiery Furnaces greatest songs ever. It has an urgency and awkward grace that make it catchy while incredibly edgy. Their latest album, from which the song is taken, is called Bitter Tea.

 Ainadamar was an opera that I saw at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Leap Year Day 2004. I missed the Oscars for it, and still do not regret it. Osvaldo Golijov’s music just captures the rhythms and melodic language that is so culturally specific and yet artfully transcendent. Here is track 2 from the recently released recording of Ainadamar titled….Balada.

 Enjoy yourselves.

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