when i'm in nee-e-e-e-eee-eee-eed
by Sean
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Kanye West - "Gold Digger (Diplo Final Remix)". This isn't a Kanye West remix at all - heck, unless my ears deceive me it's not even a Jamie Foxx remix. No - here's Diplo going round-and-round with Ray Charles, the same sample on and on and on, like a man dancing up the boulevard, hop-skip-and-jump, suit-tails flying. He whirls round the lampposts and lights each one in turn - gold! gold! gold! And then he gets down, breakdancin' in the middle of the roundabout, stars swaying happily with the handclaps, clouds stop-start-stuttering and then evaporating into a bare black still sky. (This fellow definitely wouldn't like it.)

King Creosote - "Marguerita Red". KC RULES OK. This is both the name of Creosote's 2005 album, and the truth. The secret to this song is the particular friendship of voices: man and woman together and melancholy, filling in the blanks in each others' sentiment. The piano's simple, the violin plain. Reverse the polarity and you've got Vanessa Carlton, slow it down and you've got Cat Power, but for now it's something gentle and earnest, a song that pulls tight the drawstrings of your heart, making sure nothing precious tumbles out.

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Saw Narnia and King Kong last week. The former is a puff, a bubble, a disappointment that made me long for new CS Lewis books. And the latter - well, it's wonderful.

Any Said the Gramophoners thinking of attending All Tomorrows Parties weekend 2 in May? Spoon, Clnic, Decemberists, New Pornos, Shins, Sleater Kinney, Dinosaur Jr, etc? I'm looking for a cabin to share...

Oh, and since I'm doing some double-duty on Gramophone these days, if anyone's got any particularly rad songs they think I might like to hear (and which I've probably not heard), please do zap them to me. (YouSendIt and stuff preferred.) Thanks!

Posted by Sean at December 19, 2005 3:00 AM

aye... we've got 3 chalets (chalets - pah! *rolls eyes*) of which i believe we are short a person or two... email me and i'll forward contact name. wend 2 is looking awesome! uk kids and anyone who'll be abouts that time of the year should attend - i did an awesome karaoke set earlier this year in the pub off the main venue;) damn shame ween pulled out!

Posted by nat at December 19, 2005 4:51 AM

Took from 2046, a recent Wong Kar Wai movie that sank. still, a sultry torcher of a song!
click here i'm always surprised people dont know it,
i'm surprised i didn't know it before the movie came along myself..

Posted by coral at December 19, 2005 7:12 AM

For some new tunes, check out this:

Posted by Ryan97ou at December 19, 2005 11:33 AM

Um - thanks for this music but I'm kinda looking for stuff that's not yet been posted elsewhere, as the point is that I need stuff to post, myself!

Posted by Sean at December 19, 2005 11:35 AM

oh, sorry. just wanted to return the favor, since i have learned about so many good bands from you. will take a look to see what else i have.

Posted by Ryan97ou at December 19, 2005 1:05 PM

post some Donovan.

Posted by the real Jerimee at December 19, 2005 1:13 PM

How about some good old Ian and Sylvia, at their beatnik best (I hope you can open .wma files): Ian and Sylvia - Rocks and Gravel

Or how about Sinead O'Connor's REGGAE ALBUM (HA). It's actually catchy stuff. Here's a pretty straightforward cover of "Marcus Garvey" and the Burning Spear original:
Sinead O'Connor - Marcus Garvey
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey

Also, if you'd like something dark and wintry, how about Dave Brubeck's Bluette. I'd post more, but clearly I am procrastinating and my god I better finish my thesis.

Posted by Marina at December 19, 2005 1:17 PM

Goddammit, none of those links work. I am going to them. They are Yousendit files.

Posted by Marina at December 19, 2005 1:23 PM


Posted by Marina at December 19, 2005 1:24 PM

Felt the Butch Walker love lately? You know, as a healthy alternative to all the Sufjan craze? This dude needs some major blog love.

Posted by Laura at December 19, 2005 4:18 PM


Posted by Anonymous at December 19, 2005 4:29 PM

Isn't it kind of funny how Kanye West is singing about how she's golddigging, and Ray Charles is singing about how SHE gives HIM money?

The remix is badcore, though, especially that synth towards the end. Diplo is sick in the best possible way.

Also, I don't know a single person who liked Narnia.

Posted by Akio at December 19, 2005 11:34 PM

I really like Carla Bruni this winter;



my favorite song is actually le toi du moi;


If you don't know french that well ask someone to translate the lyrics to le toi du moi.

they are very cute.

Posted by mir at December 20, 2005 1:17 PM

the magic numbers. mornings eleven and hotel braze are the first tracks i would reco listenin to.

Posted by j at December 20, 2005 9:02 PM

I'd like to go to this event, and just moved into London. If anyone needs another bunkie, or there's a good-sized coffee table to sleep under, I'd share the bill and the good times.
Bet the new Shins album will be out by then...

Posted by Quinn at December 21, 2005 4:34 PM

re atp... leaving an email address might help. doh!

Posted by nat at December 22, 2005 5:01 AM

Anyone know how I can get hold of the 'Diplo final Remix' of Gold digger? I love it, but I don't know how to find it... Please help!

Posted by Rasmus at December 29, 2005 3:37 PM

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