I'm Going Deaf
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.


Hexes and Ohs - "The Shape Is Me"

You can listen to this and then say good-bye to something.

When I listen to this it's as if I'm having a morning where I don't have to go to work. It's sunny and I have the day to myself. But I'll stay inside, because my neighbourhood is a tragic, tragic place. I can only watch so many people give up before I start to think it's a good idea for myself. Have a place to go when you leave the house. Have someone to meet, someone to talk to. I think this song is kind of afraid.



Birdmonster - "Janine"

This should be the song we're all sick of by the end of the summer, but I'm glad it won't be, 'cause those songs are ruined forever. Either that, or indelibly tied to some setting or routine in which the song was often heard. Songs like REM's "Losing My Religion" and Crash Test Dummies "Superman", they're just completely silly to me now. You might as well show me a slide show of me on an RV trip with my parents and sisters. In fact, if you could arrange that, I would like it.

this song's about trying to cut strings you don't want to cut.


whoever's reading this, I'm going to call you pretty soon.


Posted by Dan at June 16, 2005 12:54 AM

i like the way you are making me feel. (but not in a creepy way)

Posted by shane at June 16, 2005 9:54 AM

Cool tracks.

I would be very surprised indeed if you called me.

Posted by Tuwa at June 16, 2005 10:09 AM

Thanks, as always, for broadening my musical horizons.

I'll be waiting for your call. :P

Posted by Kate at June 16, 2005 10:21 AM

Wowsers, Birdmonster sounds rockin': what a great name too!

Posted by Paul at June 16, 2005 5:18 PM

The interesting thing about the music posted on this blog (Dan in particular) is in your descriptions. You totally disregarded the actual musical implications of the song and instead went for the feeling it gave you. It's a cool way to do it, I think. Usually I will either be turned on or off by a description, if it is aimed at the music. But I can't gather an opinion on the music until I listen to it, which can usually be a good thing or a bad thing. Thanks, Dan.

Posted by drumman10987 at June 16, 2005 8:57 PM

You write so goddamned well. It's intimidating.

Posted by Noah at June 16, 2005 9:06 PM

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