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No, not like to another city, I’m just off for a couple weeks to go to a friend’s wedding abroad. This song is dedicated to the girl I’m hoping that I don’t run into while I’m over there. Everybody has person who affects them in this way, right? I suppose I could just as easily pick “Rue The Day,” “T.O.J.” or any song off I Do Perceive. It may be an easy and overused topic, but difficult to pull off in such a sincere and meaningful way. Big thanks go out to Lullabyes for recording and posting this acoustic set by Kevin Barnes of (of of) Of Montreal at Good Records in Dallas, TX (02/18/2007). He sounds much less Shins-ey in such an acoustic setting. Wish me luck.
It took me a little while, but i’ve finally warmed up to the new Feist album. I think the problem was that between the amazing upbeat tracks like “I Feel It All” and “Past In Present,” there are too many slow and dull tracks looking to showcase her vocals. And yes, I already know that I love her voice. She is like a modern-day Billie Holiday, with these little touches of Chan Marshall or Cyndi Lauper thrown in for good measure. I could listen to her sing just about anything. Anything, that is, except “Brandy Alexander.” But there is still so much on there to love, I suppose my appreciation for the record was inevitable. Here are a couple joints from her KCRW set last week. The aforementioned (and incredible) “I Feel It All” as well as a new song with Kevin Drew, presumably a new Broken Social Scene song. Oh man! It’s good.
I was excited to get last minute, 5th row seats to last nights Arcade Fire/National show at Radio City. I must say I’m a big fan of both bands, so seeing them on the same bill was a huge bonus. The show was the kick-off of a 10 day David Bowie curated High Line Festival, in support of development and preservation of New York City’s High Line into a public park system.