We Raised Each Other
by Dan
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My friend Nora recently went to a Final Fantasy show in Ottawa, and picked up the opener's cd for me. I'm very glad she did.

The Ballet - "In My Head"

Sean accidentally ordered a 7-scoop ice cream yesterday, and this feels related to that. Like cold running down your fingers on a hot day, and you can't keep up with all the drips, so you just let it cry, in bright droplets on the sidewalk. It's and orange-coloured song, with a corny-fine accordion, and little claps like minnows under water. It's about having the relationship you want, no matter what the relationship is actually like. Which makes me sigh and put off getting dressed.

The Ballet - "When You Go Dancing"

I've never met Amy Linton. But I think about her sometimes. I worry about her, wonder if she's okay. So hearing her here is really nice and comforting for me. It's like seeing your favourite stranger at a party; oh good, you're still alive. And what a great outfit, as always. I hear that banging guitar come in, striding and calm, and I just know she did that. The song as a whole actually doesn't move me that much, but that feeling of seeing someone after so long, even without knowing them, moved me to write about it. It made me want another Aislers Set album in a new way; for her sake instead of mine.


Posted by Dan at April 24, 2007 2:26 PM

"It's about having the relationship you want, no matter what the relationship is actually like. Which makes me sigh and put off getting dressed."

perfect words to describe how im feeling right now. all 3 of you are so amazing.

Posted by a at April 24, 2007 2:32 PM

"It's about having the relationship you want, no matter what the relationship is actually like. Which makes me sigh and put off getting dressed."

AMEN. That seems to be your key quote of the day. (love the song, too)

Posted by H at April 24, 2007 10:27 PM

reminds me a little of magnetic fields. good stuff.

Posted by dave at April 25, 2007 4:52 PM

Loved these, loved them live. What does it say when a recording and a show give the band two different vibes?

Posted by Mirzipan at April 29, 2007 1:39 PM

"It's like seeing your favourite stranger at a party; oh good, you're still alive."


Posted by Jill at April 29, 2007 3:08 PM

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