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Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 12:42
Switchyard: Smoother than a GE 4400 Locomotive
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 17:06
Here's what's cool about the band
1. Rachel Bellinsky (obviously)
Rachel is the vocalist, songwriter and driving force behind Switchyard. Despite (or perhaps becauseof) formerly being in an all-girl disco cover band in Las Vegas, Rachel's music is smooth, smooth,smooth. I'm talking Joni Mitchell-caliber here. There are even a couple of tracks that would've been rightat home in that circular lounge that was near the elevators in the old Desert Inn on the Strip (I'd swear Joey Bishop walked
right by me
one time). But the album is mostly introspective songs about theultimate question of Love, the Universe, and Everything. It's mellower than the stuff I usually play, buttalent is talent.
The heart only knows / That it can feel this way / After it's made such a beautiful mistake / Now it must learn just how to break.
is like that. If you know me at all, you know that I'm a sucker for good lyrics.Rachel Bellinsky can write 'em.
3. The band is called "Switchyard"
What a cool name. I used to totally be into trains when I was a kid. I'm not sure if Rachel Bellinsky hasthe same fascination, but the Charles Bukowski poem included on the CD insert seems to be a major clue.
4. The album is called "The Secret Life of Spiders"
Oh my God, what another fucking cool name. I'm sorry, but I really appreciate bands that come up withawesome names like that, without resorting to something trite, obtuse or (ack) self-titled. It just sohappens that I also dig spiders. Spiders are our friends. I could have just as easily said that this albumis as smooth as a Silver Argiope
OK, so I just re-read the above, and I seem to be coming across like a Teen People editor who just gotslipped a microdot. It's really due to the deadly combination of enthusiasm and lack of time. Look, forgetabout ME; this is supposed to be about
, remember? Go look at
site. Well, go on!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 12:47
Here's the tangent about Garbage that I promised in the Pick of the Moment with Trillion.
This is written without having heard their latest album. I have heard the first single, and Iactually like it very much.)To me, Garbage is a band with a lot of unrealized potential. I ascribe that primarily to the highexpectations I had of them when they were one of the only female-fronted bands that could be heardon Alternative radio in the 90’s (and what a fucking great name for a band).In those painful times, Alternative radio consisted solely of Alice In Chains soundalike bands, 24/7, for agood eight years. Ironically, it was all Garbage founder Butch Vig’s fault, since he produced Nirvana’s
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