unaccustomed earth

Sound Memory

I have about as many memories with Beirut as I do with Paul Simon. From walking around Prospect Heights listening to “Scenic World” to seeing them play an impromptu show at Coco 66, Beirut has been a regular part of my New York soundtrack.  

It’s hard to leave a city with so many memories, and a place where impromptu shows and overhearing live music while playing league soccer is even possible. And yet, like Zach Condon, who grew up in New Mexico, I need to seek Unaccustomed Earth.