Fancy-Schmancy Laws & "Fancey"-Schmancy Music

On a completely unrelated music note, there has been an interesting development that nearly flew by me without noticing:

"WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved over-the-counter sales of the morning-after contraceptive pill to women 18 and older, resolving one of the most contentious issues in the agency’s 100-year history."


In other news, I've never really been a big fan of the New Pornographers. I know that's rather unheard of, but the closest I ever came to listening to their music with real intention was when an ex dedicated some of their music to me. Whatever. Anyway, I did see them open for Belle & Sebastian, and the only impressive part about the set was the group of Canadian kids attempting to hold up an enormous national flag while bouncing up and down like tweenies.

But Todd Fancey of the N-Porn's has been working on a solo project in his spare time, simply titled Fancey, and I think I like it much more than the full band's prior releases. "Rock N' Roll Rhythm," from the self-titled debut, is a perfect end-of-summer song, the kind that softly crawls out of a small porch radio during barbecues that require hoodies and, possibly, scarves. The occasional blast of guitar riffage is a nice counterpart and compliment to the short, happy keyboard bops. A pop song through and through, his new album is said to be "a little heavier, a little more evil."

Winter is coming, I live in New England. Bring it.

For those of you that can sympathize due to close promixity, Fancey will be performing some new songs at the ASCAP showcase at Bill's Bar. The show is part of the NEMO Festival, which is taking place all over the Boston area the last weekend in September. Fancey will be performing on the 29th of September.

Audible: Fancey - "Rock N' Roll Rhythm"
Website: http://www.fancey.org

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