Friday, December 22, 2006

2006 End of Year Survey | Age Rings

Will Spitz spends his days writing for the arts and entertainment alternative newsweekly The Boston Phoenix. Free time is dedicated to singing and playing guitar for Age Rings. Acting more like a collective from the north country then the typical band, this 7 piece has seen their self-released debut album, look...the dusk is growing, welcomed with open arms. The Boston Globe has the following to say: An audaciously good album . . . If Yankee Hotel Foxtrot-era Wilco covered tunes by Pavement and Spoon, it might sound something like this band and these songs.

The LCD Soundsystem pick is quite interesting. The track was commissioned by Nike for it's Nike+ Original Run series. The series, now in its second installment (The Crystal Method were tapped for the first go around), is music made for running. Completely and utterly music that accommodates the runner. I've never been a Nike fan, but I think it is a brilliant idea. I can see the 45 min 33 sec track to be quite the aid in getting one into the zone. Curious to see how else companies that sell specific gear decide to capture more of the complimentary facets of it's target audience.

1) What was your favorite song of 2006?
"45:33" by LCD Soundsystem

2) What was your favorite album of 2006?
Ys by Joanna Newsom

3) What was your favorite concert of 2006?
Eels at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

4) What was your favorite thing about 2006?
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 5

5) What are your best wishes for 2007?
A peaceful end to the war in Iraq.

2 comments:

fester said...

Let me get this straight, Brian Murphy is listing his favorite music to run to??? I can only ask, run from what?

Nik

Flatlander said...

Nik,

You are right. I'm not running anywhere. However, jds wrote this post and not me.

This sort of confusion is happening more and more often. Does anyone have any suggestion on how to clearly distinguish who wrote which post?