you might have noticed the lack of new posts here today – due to the usual reasons (busy busy busy real life bla bla bla). well, i’ll leave you with at least a little something on this lovely friday, in honour of the noticeable change of season around here. here’s the music video for the morning benders song all day day light:
mumford & sons in paris – two of my favourite things in one beautiful video. oh to be that woman in the window!
my copy of the miseducation of lauryn hill was basically the soundtrack to my life when i was 15 (as well as the fugees, actually). to the point where not only did i know the words to all the songs, but i knew the words of the interludes of the children discussing things between each track. i am craving for her to make a comeback, big time. but who knows if that’s ever going to happen? for now i can take solace in one of my favourite ever music videos:
i know i’ve contributed plenty to the 38,000+ views that she & him‘s cover of fools rush in has garnered on youtube, but if you haven’t seen it yet… enjoy:
new goldfrapp music video directed by legs
Q: How would you describe this video in under 140 characters?
A: Goldfrapp leads Black Metal heads through sexed up aerobics – they are joined by neon nymphs who seduce and sacrifice them for rainbow blood.
one of my favourite fleet foxes songs is blue ridge mountains, which i’ve been listening to a lot lately. so i decided to see if there was perhaps a music video attached, but instead found this amazing live performance that they did in an abandoned wing of the grand palais in paris. wow, gives me goosebumps. the song starts at about 3:30
in the quivering forest / where the shivering dog rests / our good grandfather / built a wooden nest / and the river got frozen / and the home got snowed in / and the yellow moon glowed bright / till the morning light
lady in the water, taken in 1947 for harper’s bazaar (no photoshop, guaranteed)
and the weirdest thing, as i was writing this post this song started playing on my ipod
lady on the water by blitzen trapper. image via shorpy
you probably enjoyed the musical stylings of the cranberries at some point in the mid nineties. i love their big hits as much as the next person (linger, dreams, zombie) … but when you’re gone has always been my favourite cranberries track. i had it on tape and played it over and over on my walkman. do you know how difficult that is to do with a tape? you have to rewind and then find the right place… oh man! but it was worth it.
two door cinema club is made up of three irish boys who make great indie-electro-pop tunes (think bombay bicycle club, local natives, pheonix, pasison pit). their debut album tourist history makes for very enjoyable listening.