Friday, June 18, 2010


List of gifts from Cassandra this birthday week:

Cramps – Stay Sick!
Song the Cramps Taught Us
Tom Waits – Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Sinead Morrissey – Through the Square Window
Ernesto Cardenal – In Cuba
Dengue Fever – Escape From Dragon House
Brazzaville – Somnabulista

Of all of these gifts, it is hard to pick a favorite, but I want to talk a bit about the last item on the list. There’s something about this band Brazzaville that interests me greatly. The music is smooth, dark at times, oddly joyous at others. I’m hypnotized by this little outfit. Check out their site and click on the ship icon to read about what strikes me as an incredibly exciting idea that will someday hopefully—pardon the pun— be afloat.