Walter Murch Makes People Geniuses
by Dan
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Man From Delmonte - "Drive Drive Drive"

Don't be fooled by the giddy opening chords, this is a bitter song. And not in a "oh, this is so mean it's funny" kind of way either. Because he's not just focused on hating the one he's with. No, it's "I need somebody new who needs me too"; this is anger, mixed with conviction, and sung in a lovely lilt. And it's this very lilt that keeps me coming back. Just as it does, I'm sure, for the Man from Delmonte's wife or girlfriend. Like he sings this song to her while she takes a shower, and he's brushing his teeth, so the toothpaste foam covers up most of the words, and she hums along to the melody.
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Atlas Strategic - "Jesus Christ"

This song might end your life. There are three characters (important!): the singer, the preacher, and that fucking sweet-as-sundae organ (both are one). Play it loud, the sun is out.
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Also: I've been listening to Björk's Post for like the first time in my life. so forgive me while I catch up to the rest of the world and call it amazing. thanks to Kerri for forcing me to listen to björk tapes in the car. they prepared me well.

Posted by Dan at April 20, 2005 3:36 AM

Shame on you for not listening to Post before. But props for "Jesus Christ". Amazing!

Posted by pageblank at April 20, 2005 1:14 PM

i know this have already been done for me.. but i cant find karen 0's song (from the addidas commercial) can u help me??

Posted by Stupid at April 20, 2005 8:59 PM

look on itunes

Posted by Anonymous at April 20, 2005 10:30 PM

Well, you sold a copy of the Atlas Strategic record!

Posted by Sean at April 21, 2005 8:51 AM

He's certainly hard at work on me.
Have you been reading The Conversations?
Splendid book!

Posted by Trevor Haldenby at April 21, 2005 10:06 AM

I came to Bjork late as well, and felt like a jackass for dismissing her. She's a big fave now (I actually caught on as a result of Dancer in the Dark).

Have you heard Homogenic yet? That's the high point in a career spent on a very high level.

Posted by borrowed tunes at April 21, 2005 9:40 PM

Interesting timing for you to do a post on Atlas Strategic as I last week I posted on Daddy's Hands, a band from Victoria that heavly influence them.

Posted by jay at April 22, 2005 1:17 PM

Wow, thanks for that Atlas Strategic track. It's improved my day by at least 75%.

Posted by Adam at April 23, 2005 5:46 PM

The Karen-O song is on itunes now... just do a search for adidas and it'll show up.

Posted by Trachalio at April 28, 2005 11:39 AM


I've been using a combo of mFeeds and iPodderX to autodownload tunes from Said the Gramophone to listen too and now it's kinda backfired... I now have an MP3 labeled soley as 121351.mp3. No artist info, nothing... downloaded from this here lovely site. Sounds like a woman singing into a phone with bells/kids piano in the background... and yet I can't find it on the site proper... anyone have a clue who this is and how it could have autodownloaded when I can't find it on the main page at all?

Posted by Trachalio at April 28, 2005 11:57 AM

Global will continue repressing the album, I would assume (third pressing right now?)... Though they should funnel some of the money from these repressings towards the band, y'know.

Posted by Jay Watts III at April 28, 2005 2:51 PM

both 'the preacher' and 'that fucking sweet-as-sundae organ' are the same person, fantastic. if you look hard enough you can still get the record. it's fantastic x85

Posted by mike at April 28, 2007 11:21 PM

just read jay's post, the album's only been pressed once, 500 fantastic copies. steve still has a bunch of them.

Posted by mike at April 28, 2007 11:23 PM

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