Monday, July 7, 2008

St. Vincent & Marry Me Jane

I feel confused about St. Vincent sort of. The label she is on seems small, I don't know how famous she is. She seems very famous, I'm not sure. I listen to "Now, Now" and "The Apocalypse Song" a lot recently. She covered "These Days" by Jackson Browne. I think most people think "These Days" was originally by Nico. It is originally by Jackson Browne, according to Wikipedia.

I commented on St. Vincent's blog. I have listened to this band called Marry Me Jane sometimes since middle school. Somehow a promo CD for their first CD was in my room. I did homework while listening to it a lot. I feel confused why I had homework that I couldn't finish in school in middle school.

The Books

I am always surprised when people haven't heard of The Books. Pretty much everyone that I like and value in the world enjoys The Books, and if they don't enjoy The Books, they haven't heard them yet.

The Books
make these strange sound-collage songs and I can't really say that they sound like anything else you may have heard, except the music gives you the same sensation you get in life's brief moments of clarity, those times when you don't care if you're broke or going to die or that the world is unfair in larger ways. When I listen to The Books I feel like I understand the world.

The Books has two members: Nick Zammuto (L) and Paul de Jong (R). Paul looks like Chris Killen a little. They are Americans but they are on the German label Tomlab. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, The Blow, Final Fantasy, Xiu Xiu, Islands and David Shirigly are all on Tomlab too.
The Books's first album came out in 2000 and is called Thought For Food, the second is called The Lemon of Pink and the third is called Lost and Safe. On their website you can listen to every single track on their albums, in full, for free.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

If Crispin Glover in Rivers Edge was a song he would be...

Here's Crispin Glover in River's Edge:

And here is more...

...equals this:

Also, is you've seen River's Edge, you might be suprised by what Siskel & Ebert thought of it: