Pitchfork ran their review of From the Great American Songbook today and gave it a staggering 8.5 (which in ‘Fork terms is really really great).

Dig it.  It’s a good record too.

Meanwhile, I’m fomenting a new music/art project, albeit somewhat hesitantly as I wonder if I’m biting off more than I can actually complete.  The Presidents project was fun and the end result is staggeringly beautiful, but it really took a lot out of me getting that thing done.  I’m thinking that I might not want to take on something like that again for a while.

Like I just told a friend on the phone: It’s a bit like giving birth; one has to forget the pain before one wants to birth more babies (or at least that’s what my wife tells me).