hungry hearted

serving up a healthy portion of pop culture commentary, random infatuations, and introspective ramblings

The Last Pale Light in The West

Finally got around to checking out Ben Nichols' (of Lucero) solo album The Last Pale Light in The West, which he based on Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian. Really stripped down country feel & serious story telling. Love the album cover, too. Get into it.

104 degrees, again

Suggested listening: The Drums - Let's Go Surfing

This brutal Austin heat seems to cause everything to slow down, which can be really nice.

Federico Fellini discusses perception & LSD

Interview with Federico Fellini BBC circa 1965

"The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend." -- Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception

to the moon

“For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in a stream of stars – pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across the eternal seas of space and time.” Henry Beston, The Outermost House

sunday morning


The Record Club (Beck & friends) have been releasing a series of Velvet Underground & Nico covers. I'm really digging this project. So far, this one's my favorite.