Mark Traphagen | July 17, 2011
Ben turned around and offered me his fist. I punched it softly, even though I hated that greeting. “Q!” he shouted over the music. “How good does this feel?” And I knew exactly what Ben meant: he meant listening to the the Mountain Goats with your friends in a car that runs on a Wednesday [...]
Mark Traphagen | June 19, 2010
Image via Wikipedia Director Rian Johnson‘s beautifully understated short documentary film The Life of the World to Come is streaming this week only at Pitchfork TV. Set on a bare stage in the auditorium of Pomona College, the film records a performance by John Darnielle of all the tracks of the most recent album of [...]
Mark Traphagen | October 9, 2009
I like being around [faith communities, churches]. I like being able to catch some of the energy, whatever I can or can’t believe. I think there’s something to be said for it. Despite the fact that most Christian denominations, politically, are about twenty million miles from where I want to be. ….If you’re into music, [...]
Mark Traphagen | May 11, 2009
…really just an excuse to try out a new tool I’m using called Animoto: That’s some of our grandkids on the recent Piedmont Farm Tour here in central North Carolina. Music fromWe Shall All Be Healed by The Mountain Goats.