1. I got all into Los Campesinos! for about 45 minutes last year. I still think they’re pretty OK, but I try not to think critically about it because I’m pretty sure the attraction wouldn’t stand close scrutiny.
2. Carrie Nations (of Athens, Georgia, recent years, not to be confused with any other band by the same name) is my brother’s old band, and I really wish they’d made more albums before splitting up.
3. I’m doing a pretty good job making it through “C” without leaning on the Cure. Don’t think that means we’re going to be able to steer clear of Morrissey or the Smiths. Sg, you already like Johnny Cash (you’re particularly fond of his rendition of “I’m Just an Old Lump of Coal”), and we’re going to build on that.