Je Veux T'Oublie(r)
by Dan
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Tilly & the Wall - "Bad Education"

It's too late, you should be sleeping, but you're not. It's an orange, wooden night, and this is the song the band plays the night before you're off. It's not time for goodbyes yet, no, there's still smiles to be passed around; it's time to take advantage. Wring the last drops of enjoyment out of these minutes, force it out, it's all that's left. Choose someone, make eyes, otherwise you'll regret it. Desperate, ferocious, smashing. [pre-order Bottoms of Barrels]

Parenthetical Girls - "Love Connection"

Parenthetical Girls sit in your lap and slap you in the mouth. They write lyrics that devastate and melodies that swirl, music with a sweet power that sneaks up on you, disguised in a plaid skirt, knee-highs. You don't even understand it, but your ass is being kicked, you're being beat up, and you come to when it's over, and you're in love. [Buy new CD re-issue of (((GRRRLS)))] [and this song is covered beautifully on Etiquette]

Posted by Dan at May 1, 2006 4:31 AM

Bonjour! The french title is a nice try, but "je veux t'oublier" is more correct ! I don't know if you have heard this, les Inrocks (a french magazine) made a top 50 of the best blogs, and of course you are in :) Congratulations ! (I can send you the small text if you want)

A french reader.

Posted by Julien at May 1, 2006 5:33 AM

no, no: it's just so intensely heartfelt a sentiment that grammar is secondary. it's like 'I WANT FORGET!" It's Hulk-esque. You wouldn't expect Bruce Banner to be like "The Hulk is going to smash some object", would you?


Posted by Optimus at May 1, 2006 8:08 AM

That's right, Dan is a hulk!

Posted by gooblar at May 1, 2006 9:38 AM

cool heads up on a great band.

Posted by bebek at May 1, 2006 11:41 AM

The new Tilly & The Wall looks promising. Makes me want to tap.

Posted by Taryn at May 1, 2006 1:10 PM

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