I have been extremely lucky with all the multi-faceted, multi-talented people I have had the privilege to work with. I really don’t know where I’d be without social networking (aside from “without a job,” hah), because it’s kept me connected in a socially acceptable albeit creepily voyeuristic way with people who I wish I could still see every day.
Right now I’m listening to Flux, an album on the same tier as Explosions in the Sky: instrument-driven, melodic rock. Perfect for when you’ve grown out of the “OMG Sigur Ros is so good!” phase. Flux is the work of Bay Area band Broken Cities, three members of which I have had the pleasure of working with in the past. It’s actually not uncommon at all for Apple retail employees to live double lives of technology in the daytime and creativity at night, and these three blokes met through the store, shared the hobby of music, and eventually formed the band.
Very much unlike Apple, though, Broken Cities has released Flux for free, just click here to download the MP3 album.
This is the type of music that goes well with a beer and a friend so close you can sit through an entire show without exchanging a word. Need an opportunity? Check them out this weekend at Gamma Space – This’ll be the last Broken Cities show before they take a break (Har har!) to work on their sophomore EP:
Sunday, September 4, 2011
6608 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, California 94608