It seems like we roll through the office every morning and find new videos of Matthew Houck (also known as Phosphorescent) playing a guitar in some weird location in Europe, like the back of a car or an empty apartment with old wallpaper. Normally when we see this stuff we're like, Wow never being home would probably wear a dude down, but considering the fact that Houck always sounds worn down it's hard to tell if he actually is. Maybe that's why he covered Nick Cave's "Right Now I'm A-Roaming," which is about the stuff he's going to do when he finally gets back home. One time, on a particularly long vacation we thought about how when we got home we were going to build a Lego Technics Helicopter, so we get the sentiment. Here's a couple videos from They Shoot Music Don't They of Houck playing "Right Now I'm A-Roaming," which is good, and also "Dead Heart," which is better.
May 21, 2008