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July 23, 2012 / jhsaeger

Times Are A-Changing

I suppose this explanation is a bit belated, but as some of you may have noticed there has been a bit of a gap in blog posts. I’m currently moving (about 4 miles) to Narberth, Pa. and will be a bit distracted over the next couple of weeks. I intend to resume blogging once I am all settled in, but for the time being I am placing Long After Dark on “intermittent hiatus” – occasional posts between packing and assembling end tables from IKEA. There are some new ideas on the table to expand Long After Dark in new ways, but for the time being they are currently waiting in the queue. 
I can give some recommendations on what I have managed to listen to lately for those looking for something. 
Michael Kiwanuka – The much-hyped Brit has finally traversed the Atlantic and made his way to U.S. stores. So far, Home Again is everything it was promised to be: beautiful, soulful acoustic music with sensational lyrics and is perfect for summer listening with a fruity umbrellaed drink in hand.
Gaslight Anthem – While Handwrittenmay not be ’59 Sound it is certainly an exciting record from one of New Jersey’s best bands. The deluxe version is definetly worth the price, as Brian Fallon and Co. include a tremendous cover Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” minus the synthesizer.

Bootleg Watch: Dawes with Jackson Browne, Mumford & Sons – At some point this weekend I stumbled upon older internet findings in my archives where the California folk rockers played with Mumford & Sons at WXPN’s World Cage in 2011 and their gigs with Jackson Browne. Musical perfection.  cal perfection.  

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