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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.

blue ridge mountains

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

it’s cold outside

so, i really liked sharing my first playlist with you and was super happy when i got a few nice people telling me they enjoyed it. here is installment number two. something happy and upbeat to get you through this sudden plunge into winter (even though winter makes me happy anyway, but this music just makes things sweeter).

lady on the water

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

mélange tape

wolves cafe posted such a great little playlist at their blog the other day, so i decided i’m going to share one i’ve been playing quite often lately (i’m an obsessive playlist maker). some mellow, some happy, some old & some new stuff.

when you’re gone

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.

head first

it took me a while to warm up to goldfrapp. i think i had my fall in love moment when listening to happiness at full blast on that leafy drive from the southern suburbs over the mountain to hout bay (if you know cape town, you’ll know).