A Good Read A Good Listen and A Good Drink, Chuck Hawthorne

It’s a simple yet sublime pleasure, and just thinking about it can make you feel a little calmer, a little more content. Imagine: You bring out one of the good rocks glasses (or your favorite mug or a special occasion tea cup) and pour a couple fingers of amber liquid (or something dark and strong or just some whole milk). You drop the needle on the jazz platter (or pull up a blues album on your mp3 player or dig out that mixtape from college). Ensconcing yourself in the coziest seat in the house, you crack the spine on a classic (or find your place in that sci-fi paperback or pull up a biography on your e-book reader). And then, you go away for a while. Ah, bliss.

In this series, some of NTSIB’s friends share beloved albums, books and drinks to recommend or inspire.

Chuck Hawthorne, currently of Austin, Texas, released his first record earlier this week. Made after 21 years in the Marines and the product of a chance airport encounter with Ray Bonneville, it’s called Silver Line. Bound To Be Bound is the second song that I listened to; it’s also the one that hooked … Continue reading