Judgement Night
by Dan
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Teenage Symphony - "Lucky"

"The bounce in the cuffs of your slacks as you promenade cartoonishly all over town is a telling sign of the well-being of the general public." This sentence came out like a child born with shoes on, ready to go, as I listened to this song. It doesn't do justice (it is based but on a detail) to the vast nature of the song; the details aren't paramount here, like how the clicks of the roller-coaster gear before it crests its iron hill aren't meant to be counted. But I listen to this song again and again, and I'm drawn in by new parts: after the jaunty beginning, elegant and jangly, I was wooed by the bright orange ba-ba-ba's, then the skipping piano line that crashes into cymbals like a pair of airplanes pillowfighting with the clouds (too much?). My mind wanders amidst the wandering, and I think about Radiohead's "Lucky". And how that is like "Lucky (Phew)" and this is like "Lucky (Here I Go!)". A brilliant sunrise of a song. [MySpace]

Munch Munch - "Wedding"

Similarly, "Wedding" is an examination, a holding-up as if to light, of a melody, of a song's many facets. Starting with bursts like solar flares and running into organ lines like moving sidewalks, the vocals are crowded together almost shoving each other into falsetto and falling back into upturned yelling. The seed of my endearment for this song lies in the slight fall that the melody has, and the way the cymbals scuttle underneath as the dancey beat kicks back in. The seed, however, has bloomed as you can see. [MySpace]


I know you heard it, and I know you loved it, because CKUT has asked me and Etan back for another week! Tonight from 1am - 4am, I'll be on the air. More gramophone songs! More fun chat! And this time we're taking callers for real, because lovely commenter effff will be tech-ing. (514.448.4013)

Posted by Dan at May 11, 2007 12:04 AM

great blog you have and a wonderful place to discover new sounds.

i've a radio show and been recording several artists in the last year and half. you can find many interviews and in.studio performances with musicians such as panda bear, 6 organs, colleen, josephine foster, ignatz, half asleep, james blackshaw, larkin grimm, etcet plus many portuguese undergound acts.

download it at www.mafama.blogspot.com

feedback would be great.

the best,

Posted by sergio hydalgo at May 11, 2007 1:18 PM

1am EST?

Posted by Matthew at May 12, 2007 6:29 PM

i'm an attorney and feel compelled because this is one of those legal words that always shows up wrong, but it's "JUDGMENT" not "JUDGEMENT." thanks for letting me vent my pet peeve.

Posted by annoying guy at May 14, 2007 7:11 PM

it's in the non-legal sense. as in, "my judgement was impaired when the judge read her judgment."

Posted by dan at May 15, 2007 11:17 AM

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