#32 – DeVotchKa

This whole excursion was a lot easier a couple of weeks ago. A couple of weeks ago, I was unemployed, and had nothing but time on my hands as I tried to find a job. Essentially, on good weeks, it was a couple of hours each day of scouring the various job boards for opportunities, and if I was lucky a phone interview, which was never more than an hour or so. Sometimes I would get an in-person interview, which took up a few more hours between preparation, travel and the interview itself. But although it mentally consumed me for every minute of every day, it only physically consumed me for a few hours, leaving plenty of time to do other things, like write these long, rambling posts about music and my life. But today, I started a new job, so I suddenly have forty hours of every week spoken for. I’m hoping not to fall off track, and I’m hoping to keep writing long, rambling posts that some people might read. I don’t know if that’s realistic, but I’m going to try.

So we shall continue on this week with DeVotchKa. For those who don’t know them, they are an interesting little band of multi-instrumentalists from Denver, though after listening to their music you would assume that they were from anywhere except Denver. You may be familiar with them if you’ve seen the movie Little Miss Sunshine, since they  did almost the whole soundtrack for it (with the notable exception of Super Freak by Rick James).

I will be listening to all five studio albums: Super Melodrama (2000), Una Volta (2003), How It Ends (2004), A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008) and 100 Lovers (2011). I will also be listening to their EP of cover songs, Curse Your Little Heart (2006).

This is going to be a fun week, and hopefully I’ll get to the posts I really want to after listening to them today, and any others that pop up in the process. Join me for the fun.


Mr. Tooduloo

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