Tag Archives: The Very Best

My Favorite 50 Songs of 2009: 50-41

First, a word on lists.  Lists are essentially useless, but people who love music often love making them.  It’s impossible to make an ultimate “best” list, because all music means something different to different people.  But that doesn’t mean there’s no such thing a useful list. There’s a few different “best of” lists I could […]

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CMJ: Wednesday Night's Recommended Shows

I have two picks for tomorrow night, and I’d suggest somehow running around between the two of them to optimize your band-age (though they are kind of far apart).  By the way, these shows are only free if you have a badge.  First, Fool’s Gold, Suckers, and New Villager at Bowery Poetry Club.  Fool’s Gold […]

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Cool New Song: Warm Heart of Africa by The Very Best

I just got back from Ezra Furman at Pianos, and I am absolutely and completely exhausted.  I don’t have the energy to do that post right now, but let me leave you with this song for the night.  The Very Best‘s mixtape from late last year included one of my favorite songs of 2008, “Dinosaur […]

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