Media Consumption Weekend Part 1: New music…

I’ve added a consumed media section so that my “current media” side panels can be archived somewhere. Enjoy.

Over the last several days I read several books, bought some music, and watched my 3 Netflix DVDs. Media days! I shall now tell about some of these latest dishes. First up, music.

Back when I was having a terrible time with insomnia I would often see the Coheed & Cambria Video on MTV (yes, Virginia, they occasionally do play videos). I was struck by the awesome naming convention of their songs (“A Favor House Atlantic”) and albums (“In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3:“) and their dead-evident musicianship.

In the Venn diagram where Tool, Rush, a helium tank, Isaac Asimov, and the Deftones there is Coheed and Cambria.

I can’t say it’s necessarily easy music to listen to, but then again really good music doesn’t usually give up its secrets easily. Dostoyevsky ain’t JK Rowling and if it were it wouldn’t properly be Dostoyevksy.

I was chagrinned that the Best Buy in East Palo Alto had sold out of the new Interpol release and that iwll have to pick it up elsewhere. In lieu of that I grabbed the new CD by Vegas-area nouveau-new-wave band “The Killers”.

It’s pretty similar to the nouveau-new-wave-NYC band, Stellastarr* whose record, bought on a total whim, was such an unexpected pleasure. The hot single of the moment “Somebody Told Me” features an almost recursive looping chorus like Blur’s “Girls who dig boys..” which makes it gimmicky and hot, but could the rest of the album deliver? I’m happy to say yes! The rest of the tracks are syth-y and almost Duran Duran-ish at times. I’m very impressed and hope to see them hereabouts in the bay soon.