Tuesday, November 30, 2010

you can tell everybody

Still not sure if I really like or hate this cover but I figure it's worth a listen.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I was always careless as a child

Sunday, November 28, 2010

this could be the biggest sky

The beautiful. The great. The amazing. The Idol. The man. The myth.
David Bowie.
Turning 64 (!!!!) soon.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

if you go chasing rabbits


Monday, November 22, 2010

heaven knows it's high time

The truly wonderful David Gray playing his piano in my living room.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

sometimes it runs its course in a day

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Icarus thought he might own the sky

A little Interpol + a little Okkervil River + a tad of Joy Division + the psychedelic despair of Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade)


Friday, November 19, 2010

Thank you Mr. Dylan yet again (1963)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thank you Mr. Dylan (1997)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let fall your shirt

Rarely have I seen a more appropriate/beautiful video for a (spectacular) song.

Oh, I'm a weak and lonely sort
Though I'm not sailing just for sport
I've come to feel
Out on the sea
These urgent lives
Press against me
I'm just a guest
I'm not a part
With my tender head
With my easy heart
These several years out on the sea
Made me empty, cold, and clear
Pour yourself into me

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I figure Tuesday afternoon is a great time for a fun silly pop tune such as this one. So, let us indulge.

Monarchy is an Australian synthpop duo based in London. Their debut album comes out in January 2011.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

now it's your time to look after us

White Chalk (2007)
buy here

Dear darkness
Dear darkness
Now it's your time to look after us
'Cause we kept you clothed
We kept in business
When everyone else was having good luck

Saturday, November 13, 2010

iceblink luck

Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for complex instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals. The original members were Elizabeth Fraser (vocals), Robin Guthrie (guitar, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass guitar), the latter of whom was replaced by Simon Raymonde (also bass guitar) early in the band's career.
Though formed in the post-punk and New Wave era, the Cocteau Twins tended to defy concise categorisation, and their music was a key influence on dream pop. Whilst the entire band earned much critical praise, Elizabeth Fraser's distinctive vocals received the most attention. At times barely decipherable, Fraser seemed to veer into glossolalia and mouth music. (via wikipedia)

Friday, November 12, 2010

like a waterfall in slow motion

It's definitely been a while since I was this excited about a new artist. James Blake covers Feist's "Limit to Your Love" beautifully and truly manages to make the song his own and create an atmosphere of depth and darkness which really appeals to me. As far as his background, he hails from London where he actually studied popular music at the prestigious Goldsmiths University. While at Goldsmiths, he began recording songs in his bedroom and made his debut with the critically acclaimed EP "Air and Lack of Thereof" in July, 2009.
"Limit to Your Love" was released in 2010.

james on myspace

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Walking down on Broadway/ Looking for an open door

Scottish alternative rock band from Glasgow
"New Mexico" single released September 2009
studio album "Love and Terror" (2009)


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

better, better days with a headache

Xenon lights
Dots go dashing the highways
Nothing's moving


Everything lasting for seconds

Lover's lips

Drinking late at the station
Smiling faces

Comic weep,

Wiping your face in whatever
There's an answer.