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happy american canada day, america.

Balthazar - "Anna Pavlova"

Jon: I heard this song on CBC radio 3.

Me: Play it.

Jon: There.

(snapping, surfing, guitars and cigarillo-smoking, bomber-jacket-in-summer wearing, swaggering frenchmen bring more bareknuckle rhythms and megaphone filters than I'm ready for.)

Me: Woah.



Ghosty - "Clouds Solve It" (featuring Wayne Coyne)

I feel guilty posting only this song by Ghosty. Like having Wayne Coyne is the only thing that makes it good enough. In fact, quite the opposite: he ruins this song. But that's what makes it good (irony? sincerity!). I think he's supposed to be adding back-up vocals (or perhaps they're trying to turn an obvious solo into a duet) but he ends up taking over in a heavy, stumbling manner that just spins quietly out of control (you can feel it turn, right at the sour note). It's as if Ghosty is trying to play their song and Wayne Coyne jumped up on stage and started making fun of their lyrics. But it seems to be all in good fun, so let's all have fun too.


Posted by Dan at July 4, 2005 1:37 AM


Posted by Andrew at July 4, 2005 6:49 PM

Ghosty mp3=messed up in some fashion?

Sounds all broken to me.

Posted by Sam at July 4, 2005 6:58 PM

uh, that's weird, just checked it again and it sounds fine to me.

Posted by dan at July 4, 2005 7:56 PM

i know! cbc radio 3 is so wonderful. i just listened to it for the first time on cbc radio 2 last saturday night. it made me want to stay home and listen to the radio instead of going to a live show... but then i went to the rivoli. why must cbc play the radio 3 show on SATURDAY NIGHT???

Posted by sarah at July 4, 2005 11:04 PM

sean michaels - the WWF wrestler?

Posted by max at July 5, 2005 2:19 AM

musta been my cpu

Posted by sam at July 5, 2005 2:36 PM

luckily, there's a ghosty-only version of the song on the album. and i have to say that it is much better sans mr. coyne.

the entire ghosty album is great. easily my favorite 'new' album.

Posted by nick at July 5, 2005 10:34 PM

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