weekend short list

By bonnie, 17 July, 2010

What I am up to this weekend.

1. Catching some of Pitchfork Music Festival (streaming live on my computer)

I’m not at Pitchfork in Chicago, but this is the next best thing.   Tommorrow there are sets by Cass McCombs, Beach House, St. Vincent and Pavement.

2.  Discovering new music I like.

This morning I caught the last half hour of weekend edition and there was a short interview with a singer-songwriter called Samantha Crain, who is excellent.

Interview
www.samanthacrain.com

3.  Finishing books 4 & 5 of Scott Pilgrim.

The 6th and final volume, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, comes out next week!  I want to have read them all by the time I see the movie!

4.  Seeing “Inception”.

Aside from the delicious Nolan-ness of it all, I’m not gonna lie, I’m really looking forward to sitting in air conditioning for a few hours right about now.

5.   Obsessing over Beechwood Sparks

I really hate when I’m 8 or 9 years late hearing about a great band, but music really is better late than never!   While reading the Scott Pilgrim books, I noticed Bryan Lee O’Malley wrote a playlist of songs in the back of one of the books and they were on it.  He specifically loves their amazing, amazing jangly cover of the Sade song “By Your Side” (and secretly loves the original!)  And I do too (on both counts).

I will leave you with this:

What do you think?

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