Monday, June 6, 2011

Bored in Montreal/Bon Iver

I'm up in Montreal at a conference on international economics and it is so damn boring. Maybe I just haven't given it a chance, I'm interested in the subjects, I just can't be bothered right now. I fucked off most of the morning, ordered room service, went down a little while ago and bailed almost right away. All those people in suits and austere glasses hobnobbing in French, meh.

So I'm in my hotel room listening to the new Bon Iver yet again. No one has posted about it. I don't know if I have any profound insights about it, I just like a lot, though some songs a lot more than others. "Michant" is one I was feeling right away, along with "Holcene" and "Hinnom, TX", but at the moment "Minnesota, WI" is my joint, one of the best things he's done, and very unique. I wish I could understand his lyrics because when I can I think he's a really interesting lyricist. But this story in the NY Times Magazine says it doesn't really matter. A couple of the songs are clunkers, "Beth / Rest" sounding like something Sting did while he was dreaming about unicorns or some shit. Anyway, I know I'm going to burn this album out but for now it's really working for me.

I wonder if the strip clubs open before noon?


Pete said...

I listened to it a few times. The last track ruined it for me. Kind of like enjoying a book or a film. Then it just has the crappiest ending and ruins the experience. IMO of course.

Gabino said...

that last song is kind of weak but it didn't ruin the whole thing for me. I was listening to it so much I made myself put it away for awhile.

DC said...

hahaha, i went straight to the last song to check it out. This dude defiunitely has the Cyndi Lauper synth going with the David Sanborn sax to really drive it home.

I'm naming my next CD "Scoobie Brothers, Scoobie Brothers, by the Scoobie Brothers".

tj river said...

While I can appreciate most of it, I just can't connect with it for some reason.