Some Could Even Be In Strollers (There's A Comedy In This All)
by Dan
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Please Step Out of the Vehicle - "I Could Move"

I'm 15, it's Friday, and I'm staying at my mom's this weekend (way better TV). [info]

Frog Eyes - "Bushels" (Daytrotter Session)

I already posted "Caravan Breakers" from this same session, and you've probably heard this already, but why should I pretend with you?

Why should I pretend I haven't been listening to this every day for the last month? Sometimes more than once. Their Daytrotter session might be the best "whole thing" they've ever done, if you ask me (as of this date). I think Carey Mercer sings his songs fingerprintally, so it will probably never sound like this again (as of this date).

Never again will you feel like you're in so much trouble you just want to throw up your hands through your mouth.

Never to be caught in the gutter by leaves, to be drained of your energy through chores, and other duties that lead nowhere.

To look up at the dark sky as if there were something written on it, as if it would be in english.

To scream out like James Brown, asking the most sensual, the most personal and perfect, question.

[as usual]


Also: new Joanna Newsom. It seems so good. I can't even handle it. Maybe one of the other two will have something for you later in the week.

Posted by Dan at September 4, 2006 10:40 PM

I'm not sure where your moral compass lands on stuff like this, but I have Joanna Newsom's new album if you wanted me to send it to you. You probably already have an advance copy. but I thought I'd offer.

Posted by Cassie Marketos at September 5, 2006 3:45 AM

no, Cassie, I mean I've heard, I just can't handle it. it's so powerful, it makes me shiver and gasp, I'm speechless about it.

Posted by dan at September 5, 2006 6:24 PM

Thanks for posting this terrific music - and excellent commentary on it. Your love for this stuff shines through. Thanks again and here's looking forward to an autumn of equally impressive tunage.

Posted by Nick Mallory at September 6, 2006 4:15 AM

I'd probably rather listen to the first Pere Ubu LP than this Frog Eyes track, but anyone who namechecks Nathanael West is okay by me. I'll check them out if they swing through town.

FD: I think "Day of the Locust" is perhaps the only thing you ever have to read to understand Hollywood. "Ask the Dust" will do the same for LA proper.

Posted by wcw at September 9, 2006 6:09 PM

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