May 08, 2009

It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)

There's absolutely nothing extraordinary about today. The weather is a bit grey. Work is busy as usual. Still, there are only a couple of days like this one in your life.

I woke up this morning, alone, in my bed in our new house. I had breakfast and coffee, alone, and checked my e-mail. I tripped over my suitcase on my way to the bathroom, got ready and hopped on my bike to work. A morning like every morning for most of the past few years. What's different about today is purely in my knowledge that I will never again have a morning like this in my life.

Tonight I'm on my way, suitcase in hand. I'll have an early flight tomorrow morning, destination New York City. Destination fatherhood. In a couple of weeks time, when I return to the Netherlands, this house will be a home for me, my girlfriend, our son, and a dog. Nervous? Me? But it's all good, of course.

Wish me luck.

Download (Mediafire)
1. Parker Lewis - The only loving boy in New York
2. Let's Whisper - All happy endings
3. Frank Wilson - Do I love you (Indeed I do)
4. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 103

May 04, 2009

Undercover poplover, part 14

"Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something"

Download (Mediafire)
1. Yo La Tengo - Sweet Dreams (Are made of this)
2. Evan Dando - How will I know?
3. BMX Bandits - Edelweiss

May 02, 2009

Liechtenstein: Survival strategies in a modern world

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart? Northern Portrait? Yes, I'm excited about those debut albums this year. But nothing beats my excitement for this: Liechtenstein's Survival strategies in a modern world.

The CD will be out at Fraction Discs at the end of this month. To make things even better, the album will also be released as a 10", together with Slumberland Records. All 9 songs are brand new and previously unreleased. You can download Roses in the park below, but don't forget to listen to All at once, the album's opener, on the band's myspace.

New to Liechtenstein? Read my interview with the band here.

Liechtenstein website
Liechtenstein myspace
Fraction Discs
Slumberland Records

Download (Right click, save as)
1. Liechtenstein - Roses in the park