Rebel radio live (not actually live but alive and kicking, screaming actually after this damn keyboard’s tweaky deleting tendencies) from Los Anchorage which this evening is a paradise, blurring the lines between sea and sky, music and memory. So we tap a vein and let it run…Coming up music from Jonny Greenwood’s score to the Murakami novel+film Norwegian Wood, nostalgic wall of sound blurry dreamland from Grizzly Bear’s best album of 2009 Veckatamist, oil industry blues from Neil Young and more. Dig.
3 magpies, cruising the coastal trail on the anchorage waterfront, blazing sunset rippled across mudflats too quick for exploration, scrambling, shot rock, rail road tracks, rumble, iron, grease, one foot in front of the other, bikes of all sorts, a kingfisher, even ditch water caries glacial memory, silt, sunlight, quartz. kids rolling down grassy embankments, laughter of dog owners as their dogs fake mate, is yours a sled mutt or a mutt mutt? the only two varieties in these parts, of course you know the best part of anchorage right, an old saying, annoying to most Alaskans, wild country still, quality of life, despite the only presence in the state of gangs and true cultural diversity and hipsters and anything nearing urban and all the positive energies and scene and opportunity that entails, it is only half an hour from Alaska. But this is n! Oil and politics and money and depravity and drunken bliss manifest as a squinting into the sunset (that remarkably is in the south even in September, in Juneau the light demise has moved to the northwestern mountains at this point) walk along a strip of paved coastal silt salvaged in the name of tony Knowles or some other politician, perhaps a democratic minority that attempted to rule the majority from the ironic, idealistic remote stronghold of Juneau, icefield, fjord hideout capital of the largest state in the union. We love this place, we hope for the future of this place, we hide in the place and we guide this place or are least are guided by the people here and their stories of endurance, of innovation in a place where innovation for hundreds of yeas involved new ways to extract treasure from the earth.
jonny greenwood, mou sokoshi jibun no koto, norwegian wood soundtrack
“”, mary mary so contrary, “”
grizzly bear, ready, able, veckatamist
“”, about face, “”
donovan, wear your love like heaven, hits
neil young, vampire blues, on the beach
amos lee, truth, last days at the lodge
wood brothers, stumbled in, smoke ring halo,
harry manx, true to yourself, bread and buddha
nick cave and neko case, she’s not there, trueblood soundtrack
donovan, season of the witch, hits