There is something about an urban setting that makes large bodies of water more majestic, especially at night. A month ago, I watched The National perform on the banks of the Detroit river. It was sublime. Somehow, inexplicably, the water made the experience more soothing.
There's a line towards the end of Air Stryp that goes "in the light of the moon/in an old canoe/whats a girl to do/in a world like you?" As the rest of the album breezed by, I could not shake that imagery from my ... read more