Everything Sounds The Same Now
by Dan
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Alec Ounsworth - "Wide Awake"

A big damn slow dance for your Monday. One of those country songs that gives up on itself, the saddest kind. Yeah, that's why the song is important too. He writes songs with a real purpose; someone was hurt, a wrong decision was made, a part died. So it starts fiery out of the gate, and wails and cries and peaks, but reaches a point, where it seems to say "yeah, you get it, and so do i, so I'll just play the best part now and get it over with". For the world, for the world, for the world.

[album apparently coming soon]


The Spinto Band - "Oh Mandy"

I see a person (androgynous) fired backwards out of a cannon, watching only the world that's already gone. I think they would land in the water, under which some crowned seahorses would be singing those really high parts (turn it up!).


happy birthday, karin.

Posted by Dan at November 21, 2005 3:31 AM

"oh mandy" is one of the years best songs. good choice.

Posted by george at November 21, 2005 9:32 AM

I purchased this album due to the prior findings on this site, thanks! Recycling some material? (I still love you) Fun fact: besides the awestricken single "Oh Mandy", "So Kind, Stacey" and "Crack the Whip" are quite interesting jams if I must say. Hands down to the up-coming sounds of bands such as The Spinto Band, yay.

Oh yes to the new Ladytron album.

Posted by Tyler at November 21, 2005 1:58 PM

Tyler - as far as I can tell, The Spinto Band has never been mentioneed on this blog before. I don't read too many other ones, so maybe lots of other people posted it. As for Alec Ounsworth, he's been here before, but never in his solo, Flashy Python incarnation.

Posted by dan at November 21, 2005 3:12 PM

This Alec fellow sounds like a super-earnest Langhorne Slim. Kinda cool.

Posted by Mike at November 21, 2005 4:02 PM

this is a great monday morning kinda song aint it. pity i didnt get it till tuesday but its still great. its a big departure from the whole clap hands thing but it shows hes got alot a talent up that sleeve of his.

Posted by bjeck at November 21, 2005 7:46 PM

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