Joseph Semanobe

Sunday, January 10, 2010

About OutWalking

  • Welcome to OutWalking, a likely over-ambitious source of reflection on the true, the good, and the beautiful in the world. (more). . .

Current Reading

Current Listening

  • Bill Fay -

    Bill Fay: Who Is The Sender?
    A beautiful, aching follow up to last year's Life is People. Fay, in his Seventies, was almost forgotten after two albums in the late Sixties and early Seventies. He lived in obscurity, happily, until Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) found him.

  • Brian Wilson -

    Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure [Deluxe Edition]
    Even in is Seventies, Brian Wilson still has harmonic genius. There are 16 songs on this deluxe release, and not a single klunker. Al Jardine's voice is a delight (try "Whatever Happened"), and the featured vocalists (like She & Him, Sebu, and Kacey Musgraves) actually work well.

  • Sufjan Stevens -

    Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
    A beautiful album by this indie singer-songwriter, in which he deals with the death of his estranged mother. But for the f-bomb, "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" is a wonderful Easter song. For Sufjan, art is a gift, and we are the beneficiaries.