by Sean
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Little Wings - "Mr Natural". Take it easy and then take it easier. Take it easier and then take it even easier. Gliding through the streets, coasting, downhill all the way; breeze and fireflies. Loose stars. Falling into lawns. Later, stretching in bed, a cracked egg on the stove, and the rooms are warm. Long eyelashes, the curve of your ear. Tilt, turn. The tarnished knives turning silver. And all those seashells at the bottom of the seas. [buy Black Grass, the new album by Little Wings]

Radiohead - "Give Up The Ghost". The carriage rolls through the streets, bumping over cobblestones. The carriage is gold and eggshell blue. The curtains are drawn. The people stare from the sidewalks, from doorways, from over their windowsill gardens. They wonder who is inside the carriage, drawn by its lone black horse. They wonder if it is one person or several. They wonder if the carriage is lined with velvets or silks or jerseys, and where it is going. They wonder what the light looks like, the light of sunbeams and gas lamps, as it passes into that secret roaming room. They cannot ask: the carriage is closed. They cannot eavesdrop. They cannot send a letter. They wait with their dry hearts and see the secret rattle past. [buy The King of Limbs]

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Posted by Sean at February 21, 2011 1:25 PM

You can enjoy a song like "Mr. Natural" on a 6min walk from the subway to home. I mean because of the weather there are two types of tunes than can caress your ear. First: real heavy material to keep the limb warm and away from the freeze, second: cozy winter-friendly tunes like this, Iron and Wine Bill Callahan or...Sun Kil Moon! Wait! Then you can basically listen to anything as long as it makes you forget about the weather! I take it all back.

I love this city, though. The chill is also nice. I still do not make a comment on King of Limbs. A bit early I guess.

Posted by Pedram at February 21, 2011 1:37 PM


Posted by Pedram at February 21, 2011 1:38 PM

what's with all the boats?

Posted by robin at February 21, 2011 11:12 PM

love the little wings, surprised by your radiohead pick though, i was so hoping to hear some of your words on 'codex' !!

Posted by c.h. at February 21, 2011 11:46 PM

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