A little Nachtmusik for Friday.
Which comes from this pretty remarkable looking songwriter get-together that I linked to before.
John Darnielle does a track from what I hope to be a real side-project, and his introduction to the song helps to maybe partly explain why I feel drawn to his music, seeing that in his youth he 1) was a stoner 2) read a lot of science fiction and 3) listened to a lot of prog rock.
That sounds awfully familiar.
This wasn't a very rare set of characteristics for boys in the 1980s, I know, but it was not quite universal.
(In my case, though, it wasn't really so much about Genesis).
And this song seems to combine these elements pretty well.
The other song is from the Weakerthans songwriter, John K. Samson, and it's quite a lovely...um...tribute to his hometown.
'It's always February', he says, 'in the soul of Winnipeg.'