Ok, what do we know. We’re at sea
It’s a clear, chilly winter day in Portland, Ore., and Colin Meloy, leader of the Decemberists, is expounding on folk chanteuse Gillian Welch’s guest vocals on their new album, The King Is Dead. “No country-rock record would be complete without some backing vocalist with a clear and distinct voice,” he says, citing Nicolette Larson’s singing on Neil Young’s Comes a Time and Emmylou Harris’ work with Gram Parsons.
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FIVE REASONS TO EAT MEAT: 1> It tastes good 2> It makes you feel good 3> It’s a great American tradition 4> It supports the nation’s farmers 5> Your parents did it Oh, sorry…those are five reasons to smoke cigarettes. Meat is more complicated.
In Shane Acker’s visually alluring but hollow animated film 9, the apocalypse has come and gone, leaving a scorched landscape, smoldering ruins and a crew of mechanical beasts in charge.