Endless love to all friends of Phil Elverum. Happy Thanksgiving.
Go buy one of these things. And while you’re at it, one of everything that Phil Elverum sells. Nothing guilty about these pleasures, many of which are handmade (unlike this) and all of which are innovative (like this) although often in a homesteader kind of way (again, the handmade thing). I haven’t written much about Mount Eerie (a.k.a. Elverum, f.k.a. Microphones) over the years despite the fact that the dude’s on my all-time list of mythos-making music heroes partly because I like keeping something for myself and also because I want that mythos to remain mythic (like this show at The Smell). But that thing in the picture … it’s a self-contained, rechargeable digital music player that comes preloaded with one excellent album. There are others too.
Some combination of nasty airborne particulates, awful heat, ill-advised all-nighters, catching up on FAIL Blog and various little stressers has resulted in a full week without updates to Funny Ha Ha. And yet, much has happened in that time. There’s a new installment of INCHES (number 5!), new show picks (including a night of indie rock from the Far East!), some bad news for vinyl heads (or good, if you’re in the market), and also, I suck all of the fun out of a local semi-super group called Music Go Music (here). These entries are being retroactively added to the site so as to hide my (lack of) tracks. And speaking of tracks, here’s what I purchased at Amoeba this week. (More after the jump.)
Bob Dylan – “Visions Of Johanna”
[replacing a lost copy of Blonde On Blonde Remastered]