False Confession
by Dan
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Horse Feathers - "Helen" (song removed by request)
Horse Feathers - "Curs In The Weeds" (approved from Kill Rock Stars site)

An orgiastic past. A turgid and turbulent past. Like a flipbook where every image is different, it's confusing to think back on it. It's sometimes painful or shocking to think back on it, especially compared with the current surroundings; so calm and warm and sun-dimmed. With a dry clicking swallow, it's the easiest thing in the world to just never think about it again. And yet, it's kind of like starting at zero, you feel jealous of strangers, like they must have a head start. Until, walking in the park, you happen to see an old tree, a big old tree, and a little sapling next to it. And you realise the world takes so damn long to change, which makes things better. It'll be another ten years (or until a flood hits your town) when you realise it takes just as long to change back.

Horse Feathers will set free their new and shining album House With No Home for purchase next Tuesday. [pre-order here from Kill Rock Stars]

Posted by Dan at September 5, 2008 2:10 PM

That every image is different is the fundamental magic of flipbooks - and this was a beautiful way to drown out the Friday night city sirens. Thanks.

Posted by Ryan at September 5, 2008 6:18 PM

yeah, you're right. every image is slightly different, I was trying to communicate the idea of a flipbook that just has totally different images. Like, man running on one page, horse drinking on the next, flag in breeze on the next, this kind of thing. but still being a flipbook, like in a dream where you're like "my wallet is filled with sliced meats, so sliced meat must be money." now i'm more confused.

Posted by dan at September 5, 2008 7:18 PM

I've been listening to this song so much lately. Beautiful. I don't know what it means to me yet, but it makes me realize things.

Posted by lane at September 6, 2008 12:02 AM

Those last three sentences you wrote, they're especially wonderful.

Posted by Philana at September 6, 2008 2:02 AM

All I have to say is ...simply beautiful.


Posted by subservient experiment at September 6, 2008 3:22 AM

I thought about 'Helen' all weekend, examining it, trying to find what makes it work, but there's nothing there. It's not made of anything, it's a non-song. But it's gorgeous in its non-song-ness--a trick that only Yo La Tengo and a few other people can pull off.

Posted by Mark at September 8, 2008 1:40 PM

precious. soul-quenching. simply. lovely. thank. you. dan.

Posted by elfie at September 9, 2008 12:15 AM

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