DOWN IN A MINE
by Sean
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Tourists in Pisa, source unknown

Antarctica Takes It! - "C & F". The first music from Antarctica Takes It in ages, and Dylan sounds just so thrilled to be singing. It's as if he's chomping through ice-cubes as quickly as he can, jubilant and foolhardy, paying no heed to bleeding cheeks and broken teeth; crunching at ice and swallowing at ice-water, glowing with happiness that he's found someone who loves it when he does this. And I love it when the late-Belle-&-Sebastian jangle gets interrupted with some Elvis/Byrne whoa-oh-oh bulldog mumbles. Yeah. [MySpace]

Max Henry - "Dark As A Dungeon". A drowned rendition of Merle Travis's classic, suitable for last call at the bar or maybe stumbling home through the glen. In this song's early morning lull, a piano can feel like a memory (a good one), a brook can sound like a pair of squalling guitars. Max has painted the song in ambers, greens, clears - all the slurring shades of drink. And he sings it tenderly, like a man who has broken things before. [MySpace]

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Posted by Sean at April 13, 2009 2:36 PM
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where is the awesome photo from?? i love it! (and C&F as well)

Posted by SB at April 14, 2009 7:13 AM

http://img4.abload.de/img/parrambv.jpg

i like this one.

"everybody was kung fu fighting..."

Posted by l4rgo at April 15, 2009 8:00 AM

So I just started listening to C&F again and it is the most wonderfully splendid thing to listen to on a dreary Sunday evening. Dancing & summertime & teenage lust all combined into a magical dedication to "darling."

Yes, I'll take the chance.

Posted by Sean at April 27, 2009 12:48 AM

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