oh, and we're having this neverending controversy on a short dialogue preceeding this Poptarts song (where the drummer is mumbling something in berlin dialect that M. deciphers as "Bananarama" and myself "seien immer lahmer" - said to be always lamer.
your comments will, as always, be highly appre-ciated.
. during my first stay in brighton, in the summer of 1999, i happened to go to a Songs:Ohia show in a semi-elitist club called Sussex Arts Club, near the port. in those days, Jason Molina wasn't taking himself too seriously - not as show-offy and at the same time totally unironic neilyoungish as he appears nowadays.
that hot july night, he was great. before the show started, Sam Prekop's first album was played at a low volume - THE soundtrack of the late 90ies, so many clubs used to play that record as a background sound layer. i went to the bar to order a beer. the barmaid was gorgeous - bored and funny. after SP's album, some early Cat Power was played, and we had a brief conversation about it. her name was Romy, and she told me about a band she was playing in, Lolita Storm. a couple days later, we met at an AMP / Pram / Telefunkenshow - The Pressure Point this weird venue was called. she was drunk, and still as desirable as i had remembered her. but i was young, and shy.
my brother and i have always had this Stuart Staple vs Nick Cave argument. he cannot stand the first, me not the latter.
what is it that makes human voices compelling, what unsupportable - on a very single, rarely universal level? how come this has nothing to do with what they perform - neither with the melody nor with the lyrics?
and how come these two singers polarize that much? aren't they both nothing but ageing semi-pathetic bohemians?
or is this nothing but a brother-issue?
again, comments are highly appreciated.
listen to the song searching for it on the net (the post was taken down following the request of some silly copyright-sharks).
All around the world there may be folks singing tunes For the love of other people that they barely knew And it puts a smile on my face - yes it do And let me tell you that you ought to be smiling too Because the next time you're feeling kind of lonesome and blue Just think that someone somewhere might be singing about you
this is meant to be a commented and life-commenting archive of my 7inch collection, considered as a syncretic unity. part life-ersatz, part pharmacy, part simple fun. inspired by my friend dave. meant to inspire you to buy singles. and to listen to them. eventually serving to understand me, in case you don't. one song from each 7". no alphabetical order, just spontaneous grabs. in the end, you'll get them all.
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ALL 2010-2011 - TRACKS HAVE BEEN RE-UPLOADED.
RIGHT NOW I'M RE-UPLOADING SYSTEMATICALLY ALL 2009 TRACKS, FROM THE NEWEST TO THE OLDEST. ONE 'SIDE' EACH DAY. ALL SHOULD BE FIXED BY OCTOBER 15TH.