Mirrored Rims
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


Oberhofer - "Homebro"

Alison's ideal home. Remote, off a rural road, with a gate and a small porch (planter and a swing chair). A bedhead lawn, sad-eye windows, and space enough on the back lot for a horse. It would have matted, padded winters and clear-sky summers, the earth would heal yearly, it would reset and somehow tell the future by keeping such open books. And in the house she would live with Frank, 9, and there would be one rule: no unmade decisions. Decisions must be made immediately, and the state of 'undecided' or 'i don't know' would simply not exist, and the parsing out of all things known would simply be a matter of time. [Buy]

Eleanor Friedberger - "Early Earthquake"

Eleanor Friedberger at the Vancouver airport. Her sunshine bangs take the edge off the morning, she sits sipping on a donut, tired of getting lilty every night. She takes out her notebook and sees the 6am scratches that don't seem to make much sense: "McDonald's in the duck pond, unwanted bastard managers trying to close the drop-in center." She smiles earphone to earphone and shuffles off to the gate, to SF and Charlotte and Westing and Claire. She passes Edmund, who has no idea who she is. [Buy]


ATTN MONTREALERS: The Eleanor Friedberger Anagramous Tribute

Eleanor will be playing Montreal this Saturday, May 5, and Merge has offered us a couple tickets to give away. Leave your best anagrams of ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER in the comments, I'll choose a winner by THURS MAY 3 at 11:59PM EST.

I'll get it started: "Reindeer, or Elf-barge?"

Posted by Dan at May 1, 2012 4:48 PM

A Nerdier Golfer Beer

Posted by Dan at May 2, 2012 11:33 AM

Refried orange rebel.

Posted by Jason at May 2, 2012 12:46 PM

I, rebel, read for genre.

Posted by Dan at May 2, 2012 4:32 PM

FREE: One larger bride.

Posted by Jason at May 2, 2012 5:04 PM

Not living anywhere remotely near to Montreal I've no use for the tix, but I got started and found one too good not to share:


Posted by Ryan at May 2, 2012 6:16 PM

a deer finger

Posted by ced at May 3, 2012 10:01 AM


Posted by sebastian burton at May 3, 2012 10:04 AM

Eel ringer, feared Rob

Posted by harf at May 3, 2012 1:26 PM

also not from montreal...
no use the tickets, either. But I found these:

reorder a feebler gin!

err, bleed, ignore fear!

Posted by benjamin at May 3, 2012 7:46 PM

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blue skies turn black
montreal improv theatre
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