Sunday, September 25, 2005

Five Songs I'm Loving This Week (Plus one Declaration of Love for Kate Bush and one exclamation of pure fondness for OK Go)

Declaration of love for Kate Bush:

If you love (or even like) Kate Bush, read this. I have heard the new song "King of the Mountain". I like it. Really like it. You could hear it too, on a BBC2 radio show. I never link to radio shows, but damn this is Kate Bush. The song is about 38 minutes into Wednesday's show (relax! It lets you skip 15 minutes at a time). I could only skip through the broadcast using Internet Explorer, unfortunately. Otherwise I would've had to listen to the whole thing, and I didn't want to go to sleep so early in the afternoon.

Anyway, here's the site. Just skip 15 minutes twice and you'll be a few minutes before the song. You'll have to listen to some pesky news reports (damn world affairs), and Roxy Music (love the Roxy) but then new Kate! If you need some idea of how momentous this is, read this article.

Oh, fuck it. It automatically streams at her website. The song will be available for digital download in the U.S. on Sept. 27th, though it's not available in stores until Oct. 24th.

My soul is crying and bleeding at the same time. I feel like the King of the Mountain today. My life has come full circle. I love this song.

End Declaration of love for Kate Bush


Anyways, that's not a part of the official "five songs" list 'cause it's not a whole, or easily accessible song.

**Here begin my five songs:

One of my favorite newer bands is The National, and as long as I'm still able to type and post, I will always include their songs on this list, quite possibly until I've gone through every song on their three albums. So, here's the lead-off single from their current CD, Alligator, (though "All The Wine" is still my favorite) "Abel."

Heh heh. This band's name is Fembots. I like the song, too. It's called "Count Down Our days". Just click on "audio video", and it's the only song with an mp3.

Feist, "Mushaboom" This is an interesting song, to say the least. Her name is actually Leslie Feist, and she reminds me of some of the folk singers from the 60s and 70s such as Joni Mitchell (another Canadian) and Janis Ian. The song has etched itself in my head. This mp3 version has radio commentary in the middle, but it doesn't disturb the song too much for me--it took me forever to find this mp3. The video is available here. Oh, and the song is a year old, but whatever. Stuff travels slowly over the border.

I just found song No. 4 recently. The link was on Boss Blog, which seems to be a section of a media website called Bolt. I know--I get confused too. The name of the song is "And What Fallout", and the band is Kingsbury Manx. I don't know anything about them, but the song reminds me of something Iron & Wine might do, or Damien Jurado (hey-I'm trying to describe it, okay?) It's a lulling song, and I need those once in awhile to even out the pain of every-day living. I direct-linked to the song, which I usually don't do, but that's the way it is on the site, so there.

Lastly, I'm including Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 a.m.) " What? Yeah, it's on the radio...but damn it makes me sad. I love pity-party music, and this song is at the top of the list. I'm linking to it--so there.

In other news: I'm reminded again how much I love OK Go while watching their Ping-Pong Instructional Video at the bottom of their video page. They have a new CD out, by the way. It is very good. They are very excellent, very funny guys.


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