Richard Adams from Hood teams up with Australian Jason Sweeney to make intercontinental sprawling ambient pop melancholia.

Reference points: Durutti Column, late era Talk Talk, Souvlaki Space Station, Neon Golden, etc.

Bob Dylan - “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” (Pat Garrett and Bill the Kid OST, 1973)

This song is so easy to play even I was able to figure it out (now that I know a few chords). Trying to get my daughter to learn it too. She resisted until I showed her that Avril Lavigne did a version. But I overheard her singing it to herself this morning, so it looks like the earworm has taken hold!

PS I Love You - “CBEZ”

Another one that my boy loves. I’m a little surprised given the thick distortion on the vocals, usually he likes it cleaner.

Holograms - “Orpheo”

This is the age of running your mouth.

Another garage fuzz duo that my son digs. Caught him signing this to himself the other day.

Part Chimp - “Bring Back The Sound’

White light, white heat.

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The front doors of CBGB, photo taken the day after it’s final closing in 2006. Pretty impressive list of artists… would make for an awesome mixtape.

Love this record, especially “The Weather Song” - there’s a certain late 70s CBGB vibe going on here that’s strangely refreshing to hear.

Parquet Courts - “Ducking & Dodging”

The latest from Parquet Courts has been on repeat in my car stereo lately, due in no small part to the fact that my 8-year-old absolutely loves this tune.

I think’s it’s partly becove he’s challenged himself to figure out the lyrics.

So my daughter and I are taking guitar lessons together. We’re total noobs, only just learned a few chords so far. But at our last lesson, our instructor said “Hey Joe” would be the first song we’ll learn. I hadn’t heard it in a long time, so I decided to check it out… it’s weird though, he never mentioned anything about having to play the guitar with your tongue!