Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Five Songs I'm Loving This Week

Okay, so who's going to make me tea? I really want tea, but I'm too tired to get up 'cause I've been slaving away for the last 1 1/2 hours trying to figure out where I found these songs from, and also wilting from disappointment that the version of Gwen Stefani's "Cool" I downloaded is an annoying remix and not the original version.

Anyways. So, here are my five songs for this week. Very late. I apologize greatly, but mama is tired this week. She's had a hard week of working, doing laundry, walking to the post office and being generally depressed. She's trying to be a little un-depressed, though. She can't do anything about laundry and the other stuff, though.

So, who's gonna make me tea?

Anyways, the first song is by The Very Hush Hush, and it's called "Ex-Adult." Pretty song, huh? The songs I've heard remind me of Cocteau Twins, if Cocteau Twins were fronted by a vocalist who was male and didn't sing as high as Elizabeth Fraser. Or, maybe they remind me of Lush. Anyhow, I like it. It's pretty. The band contacted me through Myspace and asked me to listen to their music. I'm glad I did.

Echo and The Bunnymen!!! That's all I'll say. I am a child again!

I first heard Phosphorescent on Pitchfork Media, which is a great site for downloads and reviews by the by, but for this song I'm going to actually link to their label's site. Why? 'cause Pitchfork takes their songs down after a few weeks, and I'm thinking Misra won't. The name of the song is "I Am a Full Grown Man (I Will Lay In the Grass All Day". I almost everything about the song, but I am not fond of the horns in the middle. However, I will not hold it against them--especially with such an awesome title. I'm not going to directly link to the mp3 because I dont want to go to mp3-hell one day, but I will link to the site. This is the labels site for them. The download should be on the left.

If I've already listed this next song already, I apologize--my brain is on backwards. And the tag is showing (though no one is nice enough to fix it for me). Anyhow, this band is called Posies, and the song is "Conversations". I originally got the mp3 through Filter magazine (they have a lot of mp3s), but I can't find the band now. I'm always happy to link to My Old Kentucky Home, though. The rest of the songs on this page are good also; I've already posted "Sway" by The Perishers.

The last song for today is a song that's been around for probably 15 years or more (it's a cover--the actual song has been around for over half a century). It's an absolutely fabulous version of "
Gloomy Sunday" by the Queen of Fearsome Singing, Diamanda Galas. I dare you to listen and not quake a little. The site didn't include my other favorite version of the song, by Sarah McLachlan, but I ain't complainin'. I haven't heard Diamanda's version in a decade. So beautiful...(and scary, a little.) I've gotta clean this up and post it. Who wants to do it instead? Or who wants to make my tea?

:) Lola

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