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Sunday, August 27th, 2006 11:46 pm
good evening.

i am pretty much wiped out, burnt out, tired, but satisfied. my cheeks hurt from grinning and laughing. my feet hurt from walking and walking and walking. i shall explain a little.
i was out drinking thursday night. just a few.
i was out drinking friday night. a few more.
i was through to edinburgh fringe festival yesterday, where i drank and went to a lot of street performances and comedy shows. which was fantastic.
today brings me back to the start.

it has been a rather complicated week as well, between work and everything.

still, today i have taken it easy, had a lie in, eaten bacon rolls, watch the grand prix, had some coffee, and surfed about. here is the usual musical update:

windmill have the potential to be critically adored and cherished. flaming lips, mercury rev, but more gentle, the piano holds the melody, the voice aches in a neil young manner, the drums hammer. its beautiful.
windmill - tilting trains
windmill - plimsoll gravity

the sky drops are melodic bliss, a simple duo that live and breathe my bloody valentine, with harmonies almost as glorious as low's, a messy dirty sonic wall of guitar and voice and simple drums. i want more than just their ep. i want them to fall asleep to. i want them in my head when i kiss a beautiful girl in the rain. it revives me, makes me feel alive yet dreaming.
the sky drops - hang on
the sky drops - green to red
the sky drops - now would be

beirut is one man. a very creative one, it must be said. he has accordian, and brass, a classic voice like jens lekman, ancient albanian beats, multiple harmonies like sufjan stevens, that dances together into an street band march, gleeful for some small simple village success, with morris dancers in some far eastern town. or in other words, sort of decemberists and neutral milk hotel. i hope that means something to you. it is wonderfully different and beautiful.
beirut - mount wroclai
beirut - postcards from italy

king creosote are scottish. and you can tell as soon as you hear them. i love that. scottish and proud and honest. its folky but modern, its sad but learned, its optimistic but accepting. i've seen them live now a few times, and i love how good they are. they can break my heart and make me smile. it feels close to me.
king creosote - marguerita red
king creosote - 678

junior boys. electronica darlings. this is perfect for camp guys dancing round their room in their underpants before a night out. but who ever said they had bad taste? like pet shop boys or depeche mode or virtually any engaging 80's synthed beatific music. it is freakin good. and that description gets you alarmingly close to what you expect this to sound like.
junior boys - in the morning
junior boys - count souvenirs

jason collett is a member of broken social scene, that wonderful collective that i find myself consistantly listening to. so it lesley feist, and apostle of hustle, who are equally awesome. now jason is not to be left out by any means. this is lovely lovely songwriting, but i wont say it hit me in an instant. i bought this album back in canada and found it largely unlistened. my goodness i was foolish. for this is a complete album full of fantastic songs. really freaking good. i put it on loud when i am cooking and find myself dancing and stirring, then burning shit cause i'm in a daydream; it manages to be both inspiring and catchy as it does relaxing and introspective. pop songs with hooks and big choruses, folk songs with smoldering strums.
jason collett - tinsel & sawdust
jason collett - i'll bring the sun

i'll call it quits now. good night.

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: Jason Collett - Almost Summer


mystery tramp
Sunday, August 27th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)

Sounds like quite a sucessful weekend!

I'll be sure to check out the musical selections, especially the one involving the kissing in the rain. That's long been a fantasy of mine.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)

was a good weekend! this past one hasnt been quite so busy but quite good at the same.

i think you will particularly like beirut, it has a certain difference to it that makes it special.

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Monday, September 4th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)

You should post them on the site, seriously.

I love Beirut. I listened to the album pretty much all summer along with Rogue Wave.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)

thats a good idea! thanks for reminding me, i keep forgetting to add music to the site.

beirut is quite special, but i dont have the whole album. i love the brass and acordian just now though.

which rogue wave album is that you are listening to? i listened to their first a whole lot in summer time a couple of years ago when it first came out.

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