31
Jan
09

V-v-v-v-video

I’m sitting here in the library really doing lots of nothing besides listening to my itunes roll on. I’ve decided just now to share some more songs i’ve been fiending on. I know, i know, i said i wouldn’t do it again because it slows down the site, but i don’t care and you surely don’t care. You’re probably not even reading this, you louse! scittlyscattlyratatattly!

I know you are but what am I? by Mogwai, a beautiful song that haunts my heart whenever i walk the streets in a daze full of loverhymes that i’ve forgotten. Really, this song just sticks to me in ways it’s hard for me to explain. The piano’s just so perfect and it builds so slowly into something enormous. That drone to the keys, and then it almost stops, but not quite, and you feel yourself moving though your eyes are closed and you’re lying down in bed and the clock read 435am and you can’t remember where the lost time went but you know it’s all right because you’re here now, where you were always meant to be, the only place you should be, and that’s about all you can ask for.

Salka by Sigur Ros, another song that just haunts me, haunts everything, ghosting into the cracks between your memories. Though, i suppose everything Sigur Ros is like the ghosts that fill my room and sit in the corners when i’m not looking. And you never look less they become real like they were always meant to be. Christ, i’m getting carried away with my sentences here. What i wanted to say: this is a beautiful song and Jonsi’s voice will kill me.

Bonetrees and a Broken Heart by Jaguar Love, a live video. Johnny Whitney’s a god, though the sound quality’s a bit lacking. Still, i think you’ll get it. A love song from a decade I never lived in is how i’d describe this. And Johnny, oh Johnny, the man’s unstoppable as far as i’m concerned. Just look at him groove. I’d pay probably too much money to see this live and meet Mr Whitney again.

Together we will Live Forever by Clint Mansell, from The Fountain soundtrack. So much beauty here, and not the haunting kind, but the tangible kind. The kind you see on a leaf falling from a tree or a snowflake descending to earth. If you feel nothing when you listen to this song it’s because you’ve no heart and never had one to begin with. It’s beautiful and there’s a deep sadness in these keys, but there’s something more, too. A glimmer, a flicker of light emanating. A bloom, it resurrects you, brings you somewhere you never thought you could go.

My Lady’s House by Iron & Wine, Sam Beam can do no wrong. I thought i’d throw some songs with words in them for you folk. That doesn’t mean you can skip the wordless wonders above, but at least here you can feed on the syllables. A touching song that i quite like. Elegant, that’s how i’d describe it, i think. Yeah, a good way to put it.

Leaves in the River by Seawolf, a nice little song. Though it’s about wandering around drunk, it always reminds me of being a child again and I think that’s why i love it. There’s something so innocent and great about this song. Enjoy it.

The Underdog by Spoon, i know this song was everywhere a year ago, but it popped in my head this morning and has been sitting there quite pleasantly for a few hours. Plus, i thought I’d leave you all with something a bit more upbeat, maybe get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.

Yeah, that’s a wrap. Hope you enjoyed that. I know I did.

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