Thoughts (mostly random):
1.) Mrs. Citizen enjoys the television program Criminal Minds. I cannot share that enjoyment for two reasons: (a) the dude from Dharma and Greg is completely unconvincing as a cop. I keep waiting for him to make a bad joke about yoga and/or vegetarianism. (b) The Simpsons ruined Joe Mantegna for me. I can't hear him talk without hearing Fat Tony in my head, which makes him really difficult to take seriously when he's talking about serial killers.
2.) I no longer understand the numbering convention for the Citizen Dick Singles Club. It's a little bit like when Upper Deck started making baseball cards; I have no idea what the best Ken Griffey rookie card is, cause there are like a dozen. I look back through the archives and we're somehow on the fourth iteration of the Singles Club. I'm just rolling with the punches.
3.) Happy Memorial Day.
4.) There are several things that I was excited about on January 1. One of them (perhaps the biggest) was Circuital. We'll talk more about that later, but it is really, really good. "Victory Dance" is the song that I am most excited to hear for the first time live since (roughly) "Off the Record." So, that's good news.
I'm also stupid excited for the upcoming Washed Out full player from Sub Pop. Long time readers will know that my fondness for Atlanta's favorite purveyor of glo-fi stems (largely) from the fact that my kid loved it when he was a newborn. I'd throw on Life of Leisure and the littlest Dick would stop fussing and let the womb-like, glazed over dance beats pour over his little noggin. The first single from Within and Without does all of the things that we all love about this stuff. I'll be standing on the sidewalk, waiting for the doors to open at Music Saves bright and early on July 12.