Okay everyone. I just got back from a 2-1/2 mile run. Not much (I’ll admit), but a start. A new start. A good start. A much needed start. More later on that.
Dropsonic is from Hot-lanta, USA. Their music is sweaty blues-riffed rock-n-roll rooted in classic rock but swirled with modern indie-rock. Sounding like the Jesus Lizard playing Zeppelin covers, they rock really hard. The music moves with a thunderous swagger rarely heard among today’s indie bands. They have a few records out on 54 40 Or Fight, and their latest Insects With Angel Wings is out now. Believe it.
Roughly 2 years ago I ran the Chicago Marathon. I finished it, but due to an injury I didn’t run as fast as I would have liked to. I trained hard for it and was in great physical shape. Since then, I haven’t done much running and (for the last few months at least) I haven’t done much of anything. I have been eating crap, not working out, and as a result the stress levels (and the scale measurements) have slowly crept up. Fuck that. It is time to make a change for good.
With a daughter on the way in less than 2 months, now is the time to make a change. I want to be a positive role model. I don’t want to be a hypocrite. I want to practice what I preach. I want to be comfortable in my skin again.
The Belles play indie pop equally perfect for warm summer nights or snowy winter nights. A little lo-fi with a slightly alt-country feel, the duo’s latest record Idle Acres seems to fit in perfectly with the diverse Lawrence, KS indie scene. Second Nature Recordings put out their last record and (hopefully) we will see some new material from these guys soon. For now, go out and buy Idle Acres.
My sister just ran the Chicago Half Marathon and (in December) is going to run the Honolulu Marathon. She has helped motivate me off my ass. I will finish school in early ’07 and who knows where life will take me after that, but here is my goal. I am going to run the Chicago Marathon in 2007. Anyone who wants to train or run with me between now and then is more than welcome. Otherwise, I’ll see you at the finish line.
MP3 | Dropsonic – Good Intentions Belle
MP3 | The Belles – Idle Acres Idle Acres