February 8, 2012

Hospitality//Friends of Friends

I saw this band in 2009 in the back room of a Bushwick bar with my pal EE. EE remembers:

"Early spring 2009, back room of that bar on Bushwick Ave. I remember cold weather, dirty carpeting, and a weird opening band."

Now, they've got Maeby in a music video where NY looks like LA and LA like NY. Movin' on up.

I post this track with some reservation, as it tends to get painfully stuck in my head and then I have to sing anything I can think of to get it out (most recently “Dignified and Old” by The Modern Lovers and “Billie Jean” by M.J.).

Actually, it's for the same reason that I hestitate, that I post—this track is insanely catchy. The bass is great, the horns are great and the singer's got a good 90s sound going on, a little like The Innocence Mission, yes? And of course, there's the idea of friends, friends and new friends, friends, friends that are old friends...well, we can all relate, can't we?

What else has been happening? Well, I don't know. Reading, writing, making music at home and applying to lots of jobs. Getting better at living here. Not driving to LA. Making new friends and keeping the old, one is silver and the other's gold.

Oh, somewhat related, are you as excited about this as I am?

Friends of Friends.mp3 [Thanks]

When I call,
you don't pick up anymore.

But I've got friends that are new friends,
And friends that are old friends,
And friends are enough.

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