Indianapolis sunset.

Wow, Toronto. Just, wow. Thank you! #rawk #goodnight

Tonight, let us be your colorful spire of rock, Toronto. #soundacademy

Thinking too hard about carnivorous plants is, for vegetarians, like asking the Star Trek computer to solve pi.

Every time I listen to Sinead O’Connor's 2012 LP How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? I’m fairly astounded by how good it is. Of all the (so-called or actual) comeback albums from 80s and 90s acts in the past few years, hers is the only one that feels both like a natural picking up where she left off and also like a wholly matured and present piece of art. I’m not saying she’s not fronting here and there, but she is expressing her life in the now in ways that have much of the urgency and confessional force of her first two records, though she seems to be able now to judge herself as well as others. 

It’s also great to hear her collaborating with Marco Pirroni again. And her cover of John Grant’s “Queen of Denmark” is a cool move.

I just found out she’s got a new record coming out next month. Yeah!

(Source: Spotify)

Best I can recall, I’d not been to Cedar Rapids, IA before today and the city has really surprised my with its lengthy and well-kept bike bath and abundant fauna.

A short list of the beasts and birds I spied today:

  • One gopher
  • Numerous gaggles of geese
  • Scores of swallows and sparrows
  • Clutches of chickadees
  • Random red-breasted robins
  • A single cardinal
  • Many red-winged blackbirds
  • A lone deer
  • Five turtles on a log
  • Two rabbits
  • A probable yellow warbler

Good stuff, Iowa!


pre-show bus music. st. paul.

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Wolf Puppy Playtime

Photos by Mollie Rivera

This pup is absolutely ruling my tumblr feed.

(Source: Flickr / ritapetita)

Council Bluffs/Omaha, this is how you do it! Top-5 bike path. #MNbikegang

As with Columbus Day, I’m a bit ambivalent about the 4th of July. But I’m passionate about personal and cultural independence. That impulse informed the writing of this song, which came about quickly as Matt and I were in pre-production for his new album. Enjoy your holiday and embrace your beliefs!

Pre-order From Where I Stand here.

Good night, Kearney, NE.

Does the Colorado Springs sky right now bode well or ill for our set? Any sailors out there? #nokialumia920