I hadn't heard anything from M. Ward's new album, Hold Time, until this morning, but the situation has now been remedied. I found "Never Had Nobody Like You" totally poppy and charming, equal parts nodding at The Beatles, Nick Drake, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I hope the whole record's this good.
Now that the MFA is over, I can start following a few of the music blogs again. Happy days.
p.s. Unrelatedly, I did a little interview over at Micol's Bradford Blog Bash about blogging and such as guest blogger of the day. Please excuse my typos (mostly missing ats for some reason); I plead a cold while answering. Also, do not mock my woodenness in the graduation photo--relaxed scholarly owl stance was not taught in advance!