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No Age - "Eraser"

No Age has unseen powers. No Age is an unassuming tenant. A seemingly regular guy who plays loud music until a bit after midnight on Saturdays. Who can be seen carrying re-usable bags of groceries into the building usually around 6:30 at night. Probably because No Age works a regular job. Keeps no strange company, and returns a regular amount of beer bottles to the store. Has a secure wireless network (I've tried) and a plant that hangs a bit out the window when it's sunny and warm. And saved a goddamn puppy from a building fire across the street last October. No one really knows it, he doesn't advertise it, but I saw No Age do it, I saw him coming out of there.

"Eraser" is a home run.

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Aimee Mann - "Little Tornado" (removed at label's request)

Aimee Mann has spiritual chord progressions. She sings like a prayer probably sounds, like, a real one. I can't imagine what different people are "saying" when they pray, but I assume they're talking to someone. Either asking a favour of God, or speaking to a dead relative, or even talking to a pet that never understood them when it was alive. But praying to the weather is a great idea. It's like a manifestation of God's changing moods, isn't it, the way it colours the day, the way it meters out the calendar heartbeat of the world. Make it go faster. Make it go twice the speed.


Posted by Dan at April 21, 2008 4:33 PM

That No Age write-up is great (to say nothing of the song).

Posted by meghan at April 23, 2008 1:13 PM

gotta love Aimee Mann
and what a sweet song that is !
where did you find it ? I was only able to listen to Freeway, the "catchy single" of the album....

phil ;)

Posted by Phil at April 23, 2008 4:40 PM

What a FANTASTIC song !!!!!!!!

I LOVE the whistle to top it off!!!!!

Poor little Tornado. Finally has a song.

Nice production by Paul Bryan.

Love it. Absolutely love it.

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