I Prefer My Prose Terse, Like _________
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


Need New Body - "Show Me Your Heart"

It's very early in the morning. And Need New Body is not the way to get your day started. Unless you prefer driving electropulses and a freaking catchy percussion section this early in the morning. I prefer to start the day with a whimper, but to each, you know? I love the first 1:30 of this song, it's so promissory, but then the vocals kind of hurt the momentum ('cause we want your heart' said by monster = not cool). But then they stop speak-singing and let the song carry on its merry way. Through computer circuitry, or one of those tubes for sending messages around a big factory, full of turns. [Buy]

The Pauls - Cantankerous Brute

In the same way the last song throws you into motion, so do The Pauls. Best 2 lines: "I don't want to be with you all of the time, but I'd just feel a whole lot better if I was always on your mind". It's too bad they sound so much like Lou Reed singing for the Unicorns. Actually, it's not too bad, I like those bands. Thanks to Tim for this. [I don't think you can buy this, and they don't have a website that I could find]

Posted by Dan at February 16, 2005 8:20 AM

The Pauls? Man, I like you SO much better than Jordan.

Posted by Tim J. at February 16, 2005 8:42 AM

Totally, less pretention and more importantly, great tracks! Thank you

Posted by Alan S at February 16, 2005 10:18 AM

i just can't play this The Pauls' track. i don't get any lengh, or info about the file - do i need a ceratin program, cause the downlo says it's a m4a file.

thanks in advance

Posted by sancho at February 16, 2005 11:17 AM

les boys: let's love, not hate.

and sancho, m4as should play in your mp3 player, iTunes and Winamp will both work.

Posted by Dan at February 16, 2005 11:40 AM

i think it's more the fact that the link/file is broken.

Posted by zyr at February 16, 2005 1:58 PM

it's the need new bodies track that doesn't work for me. maybe it's just the crappy computers at my school's computer lab

Posted by eric at February 16, 2005 3:31 PM

yeah it's these computers. dammit, my bad

Posted by eric at February 16, 2005 3:33 PM

since my winamp does not play .m4a files, even tho i installed a plugin for that and i cannot install iTunes on my computer i wanted to ask if somebody could send me a mp3 of that song?


Posted by sancho at February 16, 2005 4:34 PM

i think the vocals in Show Me Your Heart kinda work, i like the song.. gonna use it to get my day started tomorrow. thanks a lot!

Posted by aeh at February 16, 2005 5:01 PM

Okay, the Pauls track is now up as an mp3. sorry about that.

Posted by Dan at February 16, 2005 10:07 PM

If you keep moving the cursor back, that minute thirty turns into at least three; nine if you really romantic.

Posted by ben at February 22, 2005 8:33 PM

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