It’s been like three days solid that I’ve had Grifter‘s “Good Day for Bad News” stuck in my head. Their 2011 self-titled full-length (review here) had a couple serious business hooks, and the opener’s a great place to start. The UK trio’s toured with Orange Goblin since they put it out and this record got a sizable response last year, so it’ll be interesting to see how they follow it up. I guess I’m a little bit getting into 2013 mode, looking ahead, and the next Grifter is definitely one to look out for.
This week brought some pretty good news of a personal nature. I put it out on Facebook but it’s worth documenting here as well that The Patient Mrs. got a job offer that would invariably lead to a move to Massachusetts next fall, which I’ve pledged to myself not to be terrified of, it being a big change and I having spent the better part of the last two years bitching to anyone who would listen and plenty who were just patiently waiting for their turn to speak that I needed a big change. So yeah, stoked.
My internet’s been crapping out — likely just crappy service-related and not an aftereffect of the hurricane three weeks later, right? — and I’ve had a couple glasses of wine, so I’m not even sure this is going to get posted tonight, but no worries. Whenever it goes up, I’m sure I’ll still have Grifter stuck in my head, so it works. Speaking of agonizingly catchy, next week I’ll be reviewing the new Five Horse Johnson album, and Om are rolling through Manhattan, and while I was pledging things to myself yesterday, I managed to sneak going to that onto the list. I’m also expecting interview questions back from John Brenner of Revelation at some point this weekend, so hopefully that’ll be up too. And if I get time, we’ll do another inductee into the Canon of Heavy.
Before I jump off and go back to this glass of wine and Season One Disc Three of Arrested Development, I want to say a special thanks to everyone who took the time out to respond to the not-being-in-a-band post. From Jim Poobah‘s discussion of determination to Flyin’ Ryan, Harry Booth and Joe Wood‘s show memories, all of those comments meant a lot. If you got something out of that, I’m really glad. That’s the best case scenario of this whole thing. Everything.
Hope you have a great and safe weekend. I’ll see you on the forum and back here on Monday, or, you know, as soon as the wifi starts working again. Good fun.
Tags: Grifter, Grifter self-titled, Ripple Music, UK