Reivers Favorites of 2014

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2014 was a fairly slow year for the Reivers as a band – perhaps the slowest since they reunited a few years ago. Then again, the year before was quite busy with the new album, so they’ve earned a well-deserved rest.

They played two shows (both in Austin) in 2014, and both shows included the new, as yet unrecorded song “Texas Never Will Be Wild Again”.

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Here’s some of the music, books, movies, etc. some of the band enjoyed in 2014 (some new stuff, some older stuff):

John:
I’ve really enjoyed a couple of books recently – Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders. Music-wise I’ve been binging on Chicago and I’m digging [the songs] “Evil” by Shovels & Rope and “Do You” by Spoon. Also re-watched a couple of fave movies recently – Broadway Danny Rose and Topsy-Turvy.

 

Kim:
I like that new Chuck Prophet record, Night Surfer. I read a bunch of books too, but none that seemed to light me on fire, like that time I read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle or Winter’s Tale. I’ve been reading Jung books and stuff about progressive pedagogy, which makes kind of a dull list…
I’ve been sucked into the whirling vortex of [TV shows] The Bletchley Circle and Peaky Blinders…I got kind of bored with Boardwalk Empire despite my crush on Steve Buscemi…

 

Eric:
John Wesley Coleman- The Love That You Own [music]
The Lego Movie [movie]
No No: A Dockumentary [movie]
The Knick [TV]
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin [book]
Grendel Drone Commander (“Favorite noise making device”)

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