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Monday, December 15, 2008

"Me and my ex-lover/will accept each other/help reap the dead harvest"

Microdisney, "Town to Town"

An oft-told tale in my personal history is my discovery of Microdisney. Somewhere in the bowels of a flea market in this dinky little town--a flea market where I once worked selling costume jewelry--I found a dusty used cassette tape. I vaguely remember hearing the name "Microdisney" reading my old NMEs that I bought from the Rochester Public Library, so I spent the buck on the tape Crooked Mile. Best dollar I've ever spent. Then a few years later, while in London, I picked up their Peel Sessions at the Tower Records in Piccadilly Circus, a store that is sadly no longer there.

Be forewarned: NO ONE to whom I have recommended this band has liked them. I don't know why. :(

I wish there were more Microdisney goodies on YouToob. Right now, there are a few versions of "Town to Town" and a few B-sides and sundry items. Maybe I'll make a homemade video with "Everybody is Dead" as background music. The Peel Sessions version. Yes! I'm going to the Caribbean in a week. I'll come home with a video montage of sandy beaches and blue water, complemented with Cathal Coughlan screaming "I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH." It's not as cacophonous as it sounds, thanks to Sean O'Hagan's melodious guitar work.

There was a Microdisney Muxtape?!?! Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! <>

One more YouTube video, a late 80s rarity from ex-Orange Juice percussionist Zeke Manyika. The song is called "Bible Belt" and the video is fab.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Current Obsession

I was driving to work the other day when this song came on the radio, and for a moment, I was in an 80s time warp. At a stop light, I grabbed a pen and jotted down some lyrics to Google when I got to my computer. Seriously, I love this freaking song.

Keane, "The Lovers Are Losing"

I don't really have anything else to say, so here's another picture of Monsieur Almaric: