A note on rock: I do like rock, especially alternative
: rock. Some things are good, but I found nothing that
: is great, nothing awe-inspiring, no works that try to
: be as ambitious as what Pink Floyd, The Who or Led
: Zeppelin tried to do. Just plain nice songs. Is that
: good or bad? I don't know. (Some suggestions,
: Sterling? I'm always glad to find new good music, and
: I'm kind of lost with new rock. By the way, tonight
: I'm attending a concert with Beethoven's violin music.
: Now that's vintage and good!
Well, I'm not sure that ReadLit is the proper forum for talking about rock music. But, Wild Flag, an all-woman indie supergroup, is my favorite new band. I drove 50 miles to Birmingham on a Monday night to see them in a club. I haven't been in a club in years. It was a lot of fun! Favorite song: "Glass Tambourine."
I also like the Decemberists. Their recent album The King Is Dead is very good. Favorite song: "Down by the Water."
Also noted, septuagenarians (or nearly septuagenarians) Eric Clapton ("Clapton"), Robbie Robertson ("How To Become Clairvoyant"), and Paul Simon ("So Beautiful or So What") have all released their best albums in years in the past few months.
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