Come the end of summer travels and vacations & it seems like everyone is itchin' ... Itching to get back to whatever it is that usually obsesses them, hungry for the momentary satisfaction of scratching that itch, leaving it both satisfied and taunting, ready to itch and to be scratched again. The image I’ve chosen to represent this show is of iPad fingerpoo, but whether we are talking about yr online time, yr music, yr favorite food, or some physical itch that distracts you, we all understand the urgency, just like we understand the satisfaction.
Among my favorites this time is Pretty Lights with a killer tune from 2010 that I'm just now rediscovering & the opening track from The Cure, which I only really appreciated long after it was new. Mostly, it's a mixed-bag session of varying energy levels, with tracks offering both urgency & satisfaction in generous measures.
An Itch, Scratched -- it's a glorious thing. (Props to N.O.H.A. for the title concept.)