What I like so much about the video, is how it reminds me of Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas, but groomier...
These guys will be there too :
The Besnard Lakes : And you lied to me
Buy their record here
and she's saying how she never chose you
"turn left", she says so I turn left
and she says
"So how did I end up
so deeply involved in the very existence
I planned on avoiding?"
and I can't answer
I'm driving your girlfriend home
and she's laughing to stop herself crying
"drive on", she says so I drive on
and she says
"So how did I end up attached to this person
when his sense of humour gets gradually worser?"
and I can't tell her
I'm parking outside her home
and we're shaking hands
goodnight, so politely
I know little lyrics that describe so accurately the painful hurt of people drifting apart whilst using so little words and so trivial details, as "Driving your girlfriend home" on this week's album.
Morrissey, former singer of The Smiths, was quite unknown to me at the time, when I first heard Sing your life, a song taken from Kill uncle. I really loved the moody swing to it, how it sounded rustic and familiar and yet in touch with the spirit of those days...
I guess the album must have been about the tenth CD I ever bought (now I have hundreds of them, and hundreds of LP's, tapes and singles -both vinyl and CD), so there must have been weeks when I listened to almost nothing else but this soothing, lamentful, peculiarly warm voice, singing lyrics which seemed divine in its simplicity.
Listening to it today, I still feel that touch of how Morrissey paints you a picture so familiar and so right-on-the-spot you can actually feel as if it's your life sung...
Enjoy these songs :
Driving your girlfriend home
Buy the record here
Next week's album of the week : Memories of the future - KODE9 + THE SPACEAPE
When the lights go down on the broken hearted - Novastar
Ian Pooley's What's your number (Jazzanova renumber)
4Hero's We who are not as others (Jazzanova mix)
Calexico's Black Heart (Jazzanovas White Sould Dub)
As said, buy their records here
On Lazy Monday, I'll be posting some relaxing music, and today it's all about Jazzanova, whose two remix best-of albums, ALWAYS get me in that mood...
Jazzanova have some pretty good albums of their own, but I'd prefer these remixes any time... They succeed in turning good songs into really great tunes, adding their own footmark.
Buy their records here
What they've done to this song, is really beyond belief. They make it turn and twist around the legs (listen to that violin), they make it whisper and moan, they make it sound like a hot summer evening, they make you expect someone jumping out of the box any moment now...
Enjoy it :
Sand - OP8 (mp3)
Track taken from Slush by OP8 (buy here)
The opening track (Van Lear Rose) sets an example for the rest of the album, with a nice storyline and a musical expedition to where a wailing guitar and a lingering voice meet. I especially like the up-tempo songs on the record, and I really dig the stories Loretta tells us. The album ends with Story of my life, an autobiographical song that makes the circle round.
Enjoy these songs :
Van Lear Rose (mp3)
High on a mountain top (mp3)
Mrs. Leroy Brown (mp3)
Buy the album here
Next week's album of the week : Kill uncle - MORRISSEY
What's this ? - Michael Franti, Gabriel Rios and Flip Kowlier (mp3 - link expired)