Sep 14, 2008

Seven Song Meme

I didn't know what a Meme was. I do now. Apparently it is any idea or form of behaviour passed on from one person to another. A popular idea doing the rounds now is 'List seven songs you are into now'. I was late to the party and did not realise that Oz had tagged me to perform this very task. I am aware of this now and have put something together.

1. I Lost You-The Walkmen
I can't stop listening to their new album, and with good reason. It's fantastic. I love this song. It's beautifully mournful and expresses heartache and loss with supreme beauty.

2. On Tour With Zykos-Okkervil River
Quite simply, there is not a better songwriter on the planet then Will Sheff in the art of expressing true heart and emotion. Sublime.

3. The News About William-Calexico
Just got my hands on the new Calexico album and this short song is perhaps my favourite. It has a gentle nature and beautiful symmetry. The instrumentation is just gorgeous.

4. You Swan Go On-Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire
One minute and 33 seconds of a reservoir of starkly realised beauty. Another reminder, to me, that Phil Elverum is some sort of genius.

5. Defenders-Songs:Ohia
On a recent trip to Melbourne I picked up a missing piece of my Molina collection. This song is from "Hecla and Griper". Stick a hot knife in my heart.

6. The Old Days-Dr Dog
The chorus on this song is just pure joy. It makes me smile big watermelon type smiles, makes me want to dance. "Down, down, down...".

7. Slapped Actress-The Hold Steady
Sometimes actresses get slapped and at all times Craig Finn hits home runs. "Don't say we saw angels, they'll take us straight to the church". Please tour!!!


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home