Feet on Gas, Heart on Brake
by Dan
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*see previous post below for exciting news*

In honour of the day that it is, February, today is a good day for sunshine, followed by the sunshine of the night.

And what better day for a new Diskettes album to come out. They will be touring all weekend, see their site de web for details, but if you live in any of those areas, not going would be so uncool it would stretch all the way into being cool again, past that, and back into not being cool. I believe the show in Montreal will be free and inside a metro station. Bells On!

This was also going to be a celebration of their recording place, Blocks, but then I realised Jordan's been posting a bunch of Blocks stuff anyway, so you're all well-versed. Speaking of well verse period period period

Diskettes - "Get Together"

The melodies bounce off each other so well, it's almost as if this song were standing in the middle of a room, all fat and happy, being tapped and strummed and thumped from three different sides. It's like the Strokes with the bones on the inside. If that makes sense. Yes I do.

Diskettes - "1 2 3 4 5"

This song sounds like hopscotch at recess. Or a flipbook being flipped really slowly (a face whose everything turns to hearts). Or being in the centre of one of those great big spinning metal discs with radial bars you used to find in kids parks, but which you only really see in horror movies now.

Diskettes - "Gymnasium"

From their first album, this is what you should listen to tonight, and slow dance with who(what)ever you can find.

p.s. i like you too.

Posted by Dan at February 14, 2005 2:26 AM

Oh wow, I wouldn't make such a horrible comparison! Strokes & Diskettes! icky! Unless you were kidding of course. These guys are great, you should check'em out live (they will be playing at Metro Place-des-Arts on friday the 18th at 8:30)if you can.

Posted by Anonymous at February 14, 2005 11:43 AM

Aww geez Eric Satie that's my favourite. I wish I knew more of his stuff however. All I have is a cd of his early works. Any recommendations?

Posted by alex at February 15, 2005 1:29 AM

where is jordan

Posted by Anonymous at February 15, 2005 6:34 AM

Nice to meet you Dan.
I like the music.

Posted by David at February 15, 2005 3:24 PM

This "Gymnasium" song is really beautiful.
It's so simple, but do a version like this is not a simple choice.

Posted by rodrigo at February 21, 2005 1:19 AM

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