DOWN IN A MINE
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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]
Hey you! Please vote for us as "Best Blog" in the Montreal Mirror's annual reader poll!Posted by Sean at April 13, 2009 2:36 PM
where is the awesome photo from?? i love it! (and C&F as well)Posted by SB at April 14, 2009 7:13 AM
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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Back to the World
La Blogothèque ◊
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A Grammar (Nitsuh Abebe) ◊
Ill Doctrine ◊
A London Salmagundi
Words and Music ◊
Petites planétes ◊
Gorilla vs Bear ◊
Silent Shout ◊
Clouds of Evil ◊
The Dolby Apposition ◊
Awesome Tapes from Africa ◊
Matana Roberts ◊
Pitchfork Reviews Reviews ◊
i like you [podcast]
Nicola Meighan ◊
CKUT Music ◊
Wattled Smoky Honeyeater ◊
The Clear-Minded Creative
Torture Garden ◊
Passion of the Weiss ◊
Juan and Only ◊
Then Play Long (Marcello Carlin) ◊
Coming Up For Air (Matt Forsythe)
my love for you is a stampede of horses
It's Nice That
Song, by Toad ◊
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My Daguerreotype Boyfriend
The Hood Internet ◊
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le pick up
au pied de cochon
vices & versa
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drawn + quarterly
+ bottines &c
casa + sala + the hotel
blue skies turn black
montreal improv theatre
cinema du parc
yoga teacher Thea Metcalfe
The Morning News