Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A nice interview

at Guernica with the excellent Thea Gilmore. (Thanks to Lux Lotus for the link.)

I got the original Thea Gilmore recommendation a while ago from some Neil Gaiman-related thing (he's got a good web presence as an arbiter of taste), and am basically completely addicted to her albums: I listen to Avalanche (and I love every song on this album, but "Razor Valentine" is the best thing since, ah, sliced bread or whatever--anyway, there's no good comparison, but it's on my short list with Big Star's "Give Me Another Chance", "Hope" from the Descendents' Milo Goes to College and Camper Van Beethoven's "One of These Days" as best love songs ever) and Rules for Jokers CONSTANTLY, and have her others in the shopping cart for near-future purchase. Check these albums out if you haven't already, they are particularly lovely and re-listenable-to. Like the lovechild of Elvis Costello and Gillian Welch, only not at all country: just very good stuff.

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