Mark Olson "The Salvation Blues" -- One listen and this record sounds fantastic. Maybe his best work since "My Own Jo Ellen"
Matthew Ryan "Jane, I Feel the Same" (single) -- Absolutely beautiful. Only available at www.myspace.com/matthewryan
Okkervil River "The Stage Names" -- "Unless It's Kicks" on repeat over-and-over.
Joe Strummer Mix -- A friend made this and I'm a lovin' it.
Dr. Dog "Easy Beat" -- still need to listen.
Elvis Costello "Live at Macambo" -- Wow!
Josh Ritter "The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter" -- new contender for album of the year. Watch out "Sky Blue Sky".
More: The For Carnation "The For Carnation", The Go-Betweens "Oceans Apart", The Gourds "Noble Creatures", Pajo "Pajo", Rachel's "Music for Egon Schiele"
Al Gore "The Assault on Reason" -- Just about done. Inspiring read.
Next: Haruki Murakami "Underground", Phillip Gourevitch "We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda"
The Mobtown Shank (http://sugarfreak.typepad.com/mobtownshank/)
The New Yorker
John Edwards in SF