Finally hit the wall


Today is – honestly – the first time this month that I didn’t have a substantial post for you. I mean,  I have no real ideas. Life is a little here, there, and everywhere right now but not in a bad way. I’m reminded of this almost every time I go to the grocery store because inevitably, someone will make a comment about how I “have my hands full” and “Oh, two boys; wow!” It’s like they don’t see that I see what I have. Ugh.

So, since I haven’t got anything of interest to tell you, I’ll just share a band I have been listening to a lot lately. Frontier Ruckus hails from in an around the Northeast and Midwest like Ohio. Their website is a study in minimalism and mixed-media. I dig it. Their songs are all very haunting and even though they all look like a bunch of emo hipsters, I respect them way more because their lyrics are so poetic. For example:

Frontier Ruckus – Latter Days:

“Your rest-stops in the midnight are like friends I’ve worn to bone
I only notice that you’re glowing when I’m feeling so ever alone
Drunken with the children now too many times to complain
Trustful was the mouth I turned into a lustful sopping hole and
Now it’s nothing but a bathtub drain”

Nerves of the Nightmind:

when prettiness and sweetness are pouring
out from you and
onto me and
dampness of sweat is the sweetest recording
and you can lay with your head on my body
the worlds of the night and disease try to rob me
all the vegetation in the settled world is stirring
but stillness and calmness are all that I’m hearing
now
and it will take
time.

I think they have some serious talent. They won’t ever be huge or mainstream and I like that too. With so few good new bands out there. I have had to look to the past for music and half my ipod collection is Def Leppard or other such things. Do you have any newish bands you want to suggest? Feel free!

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