Friday, June 10, 2005

CNB Comes Back from Unintentional Break -- Celebrate By Buying The Mountain Goats

To anyone who cares, sorry about ignoring the blog. It got lost in the shuffle of work, family, Thai hookers, blow, and more work.
Eugene O'Neill says that everybody's got one thing they're always going to regret, but John Darnielle says that if you give people the right chemicals and enough time to themselves, they can permanently disable their internal regret mechanisms.

To celebrate the return of CNB, you should listen to The Mountain Goats. John Darnielle (the only member) has a quirky, yet guileless (I am sounding like Pitchfork reviews now), approach that doesn't prepare you for the unrepentently articulate lyrics in his songs. Not many people can compare the light in their former love's eyes to a "trashcan fire in a prison cell" and make it sound sweet. The New Yorker called Darnielle "America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist." Moreover, he writes a lot of songs. Download some free (and legal) ones here and here. You can find the music John Darnielle recommends here.

I make no money from your purchases of The Mountain Goats' music -- unless you want to send me some money independently. That would be just fine.