Tuesday, May 30, 2006

miss your lover

i got lazy and took the holiday off. said holiday was spent breaking any diets to eat tasty barbeque and then taking in the new X-Men movie, which sadly was not as enjoyable as the first two. i think they simply tried to cram too much into this one. i also watched Everything is Illuminated and can recommend it. the biggest movie news of the weekend, however, came So Much Silence.

now on to the music. my memorial day soundtrack pretty much consisted of old Built to Spill and some Simon Joyner. i first came across Simon Joyner when i went through a cassettes-only label phase. the omaha-based singer-songwriter has a glut of releases and would fall under the catagory of musicians who rather quietly are merely interested in producing art and not outwardly interested in the periphreal aspects of releasing music. as a result, his music has gone underlooked at times, but also as a result it's been elevated in regards to maturation of his songcraft. much in the folk aesthetic, Joyner began releasing simple, yet personal, introspective songs on which he performed alone and it was only over the course of several albums that he's brought onboard additional performers who've brought a subtle chamber pop feel to his sparse and gloomy tales. as loftier comparison cannot exist, with several reviewers noting something Dylanesque in Joyner's music because while he does not immediately come off as naturally gifted singer, the songwriting and the delivery are what grows on you and makes a lasting impression. earlier this year Joyner released a collection of (highly recommended) singles and compilation tracks and a new album is in the pipeline. today's track, however, is from the 1998 2-disc release Yesterday Tomorrow and In Between.

Simon Joyner "Don't Miss Your Lover"


At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am sooooo happy about the dvd release. right now i'm working off of a burned dvd from an old, overused vhs tape. can't wait!

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Jason said...

<3 jen medina!

you are cosmically tied to my love of this movie. it's weird because we went and saw it our freshman year and it really was a movie for grads. i guess that's why it just kept getting better.

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i remember! it was in that big ass lecture hall where i never went to biology...
it's sad though, we're older than them now. i don't know how to wrap my head around that one.


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