Tim O’Reagan – new Americana for you
If you sit in an open-plan office, like you often do at newspapers, it is crucial to have a pair of headphones. Sometimes you really need to think, write and concentrate, and I prefer to do that with good music.
Through the record label Lost Highway I have found a lot of interesting artists, and good sites from where you can listen to their music. This morning I have been listening to Tim O’Reagan, scary last name, but good music and a fantastic voice. His self-titled debut album hit stores yesterday, and you can listen to it here.
Quite “Jayhawkish”, and read what the quality magazine No Depression had to say.
And when it comes to the World Cup, it is not over just because Sweden is out (of course). I have seen all the games of the second round so far, and I am most impressed with Argentina, like so many else. I was happy to see Ukraine win, and I found myself supporting old France over young Spain. My summer in France 1998, and the following year in Montpellier, never seems to fade away.
But I still think and hope that Italy will win. And that it is not only, but partly, because Italy has a center-left government now that scored a third victory over Berlusconi the other day. :-)