I was able to finally get a hold of a copy of The Fiery Furnaces - The Blueberry Boat. It took a few listens of the album but I concur with Pitchfork's review that it is truly an outstanding album. Three artists mainly came to mind when listening to it, at least for my personal experience. The Microphones, Wilco, and Captain Beefheart. This album really covers a lot of ground and is very expansive at approximately 76 minutes long. It has been dubbed as a "rock opera" which is true at times. Sometimes its just insane and crazy. Other times it can be slightly corny, but in a good in a funny way. It is worth a try, but be ready for a bit of effort to appreciate it.
I just saw Bjork sing at the opening of the Olympics and she had a dress with a map of the world that covered the entire stadium. Very interesting and quite odd. Which reminded me that my friend Kevin keeps telling me that 130,000 condoms will be distributed by Durex at the Olympics this year, up from 90,000 last Olympics. That is a lot of prophylactics.