Arguably Something
by Dan
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Spottiswoode & McMahon - "Ukranian Girl"

A song that co-opts some of "Brazil", is structured like Brazil, but has nothing to with Brazil. More to do with Beck, with a waltzing Quentin Crisp, with schoolyard jumprope songs at a school for spies. [Buy]

Casey Dienel - "Better In Manhattan"

This is such a lovely admission. It's a letter that realises halfway through what it's about. "Right that's why we're talking, that's why we always talk. Because I love you, I almost forgot. But all this other stuff is just saying I love you in a different way." And then signed by her and her dog (paw print). [Buy / Also, a pavement cover which is blogged here]

Posted by Dan at June 20, 2006 7:39 AM

Indeed. God Bless Daytrotter.

Posted by shane at June 20, 2006 8:36 AM

thank you, dan. thank you, daytrotter. thank you, casey.

Posted by tim+ at June 20, 2006 11:27 AM

i already bought wind-up canary after falling desperately in love with "the la la song", thanks to this site. is this song off a new album, or an older one? unreleased? i'm intrigued.

Posted by emily at June 20, 2006 7:31 PM

or maybe if i read things, i would answer my own questions.

Posted by emily at June 20, 2006 7:36 PM

i just saw casey play in boston sunday night, and she opened with this song. i think it's new, because she said after she finished that she's thinking of changing it around a bit.

Posted by liz at June 20, 2006 7:38 PM

casey is wonderful. we played with her in boston and she's the biggest sweetheart. I look forward to seeing her in brooklyn later this month.

Posted by ed at June 20, 2006 7:42 PM


Posted by Mariana at June 20, 2006 10:37 PM

Is that pronounced "Spottswood and McMann"? If so, I dig.

Posted by Joel Taylor at June 21, 2006 3:59 PM

I saw Casey in Lansing, MI. She was great!

Posted by amy at June 23, 2006 3:11 PM

Greatest music video ever?

Posted by Allen at June 29, 2006 11:48 AM

woah, allen, i think you might be right. that ending!

Posted by dan at June 30, 2006 8:18 AM

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