by Sean
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snowflake in a field - (c) Riitta Ikonen image by, and posted without permission from, the remarkable Riitta Ikonen

Lykke Li - "Dance Dance Dance".
Lykke Li - "Little Bit".

Oh jeez, uh... Hi! Yeah, yeah I recognize you. Sure. You're friends with Robyn and Feist and Lily, right? Yeah, I like them too. I'm Sean. How do you do? Uh- Lykke? How do you spell that? What a lovely name. No, I'd never heard it before. That's true. I've only been to Stockholm, and just for a few hours. I was born in Scotland. I know I don't! I moved to Canada when I was just a kid. A fraudulent Scot, yes. Were you born in Sweden? Wait, what? A Portuguese mountaintop!? Was it cold? Sure, I'll hold on to it for you. What do you want me to do? Rattle it? And stamp my foot too? Are we recording a song? Who's that? That's a very large saxophone. What were you saying about a Portuguese mountaintop? No, I was never in a one-piece band. Of course I wanted to be! I thought as a little boy I would one day be a tap-dancer. It didn't pan out. Why thank you. Yup, just hand it here. shakeshakeshake I'm ambidextrous. Of course I know Shakira. Your hips don't lie either? Ah, because you're shy shy shy. I like it. Oh man, this is good. Do you mind if I dance, uh, just a little bit? Oh that must be the choir. Hi ladies. I'm Sean. This is the Montreal cha-cha. That's the man with the very large saxophone. And that's Lykke. Yeah, of course you know her. She's sweet, huh? She told me to just keep on onning with this, until the end. Don't tell her but I'm hoping it doesn't end. A crush? Oh. Oh, oh. Oh, well, just between you and me, I think just a little bit.

[Londoners: Introduce yourselves on February 20.]



Posted by Sean at February 6, 2008 8:00 AM

Absolutely despise this girls voice.

I get it, you're trying to be cute, just try not to make me vomit, honey.

Posted by JD at February 6, 2008 11:00 AM

I think her voice is quite charming. Thanks Sean!

Posted by Karin S. at February 6, 2008 1:55 PM

Dude you are SUCH A GENIUS!!!!!! I love you! I mean in a strictly platonic way of course! And I love these songs! Screw the haters!

Posted by Brian at February 6, 2008 10:38 PM

Ohh have you seen the music video for little bit? because it's effing brilliant. i'm sure you have, but just in case, youtube that shit asap.

Posted by Emily at February 7, 2008 10:16 PM

this is incredibly lovely. and she's swedish--what more could you ask for?

Posted by Laura at February 8, 2008 4:38 PM

Oh my goodness, Little Bit is fantastic. It has been on repeat for the last 48 hours. That second verse is most definitely crush-worthy material.

Posted by MC at February 9, 2008 1:58 PM

I love your blog and the comments you put for the songs. Wonderful. This one for Lykke Li was brilliant.

Posted by Marinela at February 19, 2008 12:57 PM

This bit is written so pretty.

Posted by Strawberry at December 13, 2008 5:28 PM

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