Some things you can predict. I was reading the newspaper the other day, and saw a tip for a horse that, apparently, “can not lose”. I don’t gamble at all, so I thought I might as well throw away £20 and see what happens. I was already planning on spending my winnings on the new Kim Gordon book, or maybe I’d take Rebekka out to the fancy hotel du vin for a nice meal.
Silly. The horse came 5th. I lost. Yep, I’m an idiot. I’m not doing that again.
Other things are more certain. Day follows night, and every year there’s something new from Mark Kozelek, a guy I keep on feeling compelled to write about here about how crazy good he is and he’s often the only music I really listen to, how whenever I hear him sing I have to stop whatever I’m doing, lay down on the sofa and just soak up all that beauty and wonder.
So, here’s the deal. Sun Kil Moon have a new album out in June. It’s called “Universal Themes”, it’s got Steve Shelley (x sonic youth) on again. It could well be my album of the year. Kozelek plays a huge world tour to promote it. People will probably walk out of his concerts in disgust. Others, like me, will melt in the sublime music he performs seemingly so effortlessly.
Anyway, this is not a mark kozelek song. It’s by a band called “the frank and walters”, it’s very sweet and as winter fades into spring it seems appropriate. Bis bald.