by Dan
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Born Ruffians - "Red Yellow and Blue (White Williams Mix)"

This is the soundtrack to the secret hidden Cloud Level you can get to on Red, Yellow and Blue, that steady and stalwart shortlist contender for album of the year. If you listen to the album all the way through once but don't quite let it finish, then press back on the cd player and listen to the first second of every track right back up until the opener, and keep hovering there, in that first second of the first track, until you hear that clack-click-clack percussion start up, then you'll know you've reached the Cloud Level. Once you're up there it's just coins and stars and vines and you just have to jump jump jump to make the most of it. The sky looks black, but don't worry you can see everything just fine. Enjoy it, have fun up there, but you can never listen to the Cloud Level more than once, so take it all in the most you can. [Buy the fantastic Little Garçon EP]

The Theater Fire - "Coyote"

Life used to be simple. Things used to cost less, people used to share more, things used to be a lot easier to do. Pictures used to take a long time to take, maps were more imaginative, farming was fun! But the differences are not just cultural, people used to be physically different in old times. People used to be shorter, like 6-inches tall, not everybody knows that. Boy, that was the way to live. Think of it, you could get everything you do now done if you were 6-inches tall. You could still use the internet, there'd be more food for everyone, I bet gas would be cheaper if we were still 6. Still 6 is what I call it 'cause I want to go back there so bad. In fact, it's a free country, I say we start living that way anyway. Just get back to the old ways, you know? Just find myself a coyote and just ride. [Buy (go to "store")]

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Posted by Dan at September 30, 2008 1:09 AM

A good thing about memory:

This song will play in my head, and the rest of my day I will be found searching out the stars underneath people's shoes and the coins jangling in their car exhaust. And it will be beautiful. Thank you.

Posted by Tessa Rianne McKinnell Alexanian at September 30, 2008 7:46 AM

The Theater Fire song is a marionette puppet show, with frolicking beasts and marching children.
Thanks for the track!

Posted by James at September 30, 2008 7:13 PM

the Born Ruffians is so simply pleasing I'm not even going to try and explain it farther than that.

Posted by Camille at October 9, 2008 6:02 PM

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