listen up members of death cab for cutie! i got a real beef with you’s. thats right ben, the other guy, the other guy, and the guy with really creepy hair, i am talkin to you! your last record sucked a whole lot of ass.? i dont know if i know anyone with half a brain that really enjoyed it, save a couple for a couple of tracks.? i forget why did you leave barusk for atlantic? you could have been on the OC soundtrack on your former label.? you’ll be back, they always come back.? ahhh, i still dig ya though or at least everything up until Plans.
here is death cab’s performance from bonnaroo 06
3. the new year
7. lowell, ma.
11. company calls
12. what sarah said
there is no other artist in my catalogue that has sparked such a wide range of emotions in me than nick cave. his records have been in and out of my life since his 1988 release, Tender Prey. i have probably bought and sold all the earlier cave records 3 or 4 times, lets just say i was not very good with money in my younger years. it was not until 1996 and his record Murder Ballads that i finally “got” nick cave.
as the name implies, Murder Ballads is a 10 song collection of tunes that all focus on varying degrees of murder. the creepiest in my opinion is “the curse of millhaven.” the chorus more or less centers around the fact that all of gods children all have to die. he sings it with what sounds like such distaste for human life that it’s borderline psychopathic. his duets with polly jean harvey on “henry lee” and kylie minogue on “where the roses grow” are down right gorgeous, in a morbid kind of way.
it is from this record that i learned to appreciate his earlier more trying and gothic works like Tender Prey, The Firstborn is Dead and Kicking Against the Pricks. while i dont listen to them as much as i should they serve as interesting building blocks for the nick cave of today. His last record, the double cd Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus are cave’s finest hours and bring all of these blocks together to form a record of epic proportions.
here are some random live tunes that i stole, he was willing, from nick-cave.com.
this post has nothing to do with giant drag, except that i felt annie had been neglected by me for too long.? here is the remainder of the bonnaroo 06 set by much loved/hated bright eyes.
12. lua 13. laura laurent 14. hello sunshine 17. well whiskey
i typically keep my affinity for bright eyes on the down low, but today i will out myself and say that i like bright eyes. maybe one reason that i dig him/them is that i listen to their records, sparingly. their catalogue is not something that can be listened to in full in one sitting, like a lot of my favorite bands. a little bright eyes here and a little bright eyes there works for me, and doesnt make me abhore him/them. for some reason though, i sometimes feel like i am much to old to be listening. am i the only one?
anyway, here is the first part of their bonnaroo 06 set.
1. intro 2. four winds 6. take it easy 7. poison oak
the remainder will be posted tomorrow afternoon