Thursday, April 27, 2006

i sold your car for the shoes that i gave you

I found Björk’s live cover of "Gloomy Sunday" about a month ago and I actually just played it for the first time last night. So, why did I wait so long to play this song? Well, for those of you who are not familiar with the horrible origin of "Gloomy Sunday", let me share with all of you what my Anthropology of Popular Culture professor told me. The song was originally written by a Hungarian (don’t know his/her name), and according to my professor, something like hundreds or thousands of people committed suicide after hearing the song. There you go. I have never heard the Hungarian version of the song, although I’ve been very curious ever seen hearing the background story from my professor, but don’t know if I’ll ever get the courage to actually listen to it.

Gloomy Sunday (live)
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On a more cheerful note, it is that time of the year to pop in Our Endless Numbered Days. It is one of the most gorgeous records ever and in my opinion, it is the perfect music to play on a sunny day. Seriously, on the next sunny day, like today, go walk around downtown, in a park, wherever... put on a track like "Naked As We Came" on your ipod, and it will take you to a dreamlike space, worries free... you will most likely feel lethargic, but in a very wonderful way! In other words, it is like getting high, but without the illegal substances.

Naked As We Came [wicked-cool song]
Teeth In The Grass
Fever Dream
Passing Afternoon

Upward Over The Mountain
from The Creek Drank The Cradle [wicked-cool song]
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buy Our Endless Numbered Days here

3 comments:

Liam said...

Hurrah for bearded folk songs.

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