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September 9, 2011

Does anyone else remember this?  I still love it

 

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El Paso by Marty Robbins

December 4, 2010

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosa’s cantina;
Music would play and Felina would whirl.

I saddled up and away I did go,
Riding alone in the dark.
Maybe tomorrow
A bullet may find me.
Tonight nothing’s worse than this
Pain in my heart.

And at last here I

Am on the hill overlooking El Paso;
I can see Rosa’s cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys;
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
Shouting and shooting I can’t let them catch me.
I have to make it to Rosa’s back door.

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle,
I’m getting weary,
Unable to ride.

But my love for

Felina is strong and I rise where I’ve fallen,
Though I am weary I can’t stop to rest.
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle.
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.

From out of nowhere Felina has found me,
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
Cradled by two loving arms that I’ll die for,
One little kiss and Felina, good-bye.

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The Coloring of Pigeons

January 14, 2010

The Sweedish band The Kife just recently released an 11 min song that is part of an opera that they created along with Mt. Sims, Planningtorock and the Danish performance art group Hotel Pro Forma.  The opera is called Tomorrow, In a Year and the song that they have released as a preview is called The Coloring of Pigeons.  Please please please give this a listen.  It is epic in its feel and will keep you interested through the whole song.  I can’t wait until the album comes out and I will be seeing this on stage (god willing).

onra

I recently stumbled upon a fantastic musician named Onra.  He is a Chinese hip-hop artist who samples folk music.  All of the songs on his album Chinoseries are very short, with the longest one being 3:12.  My favorite song is titled ‘Bounce (interlude)’ which features this woman who sounds like a Chinese Missy Elliot.  The song ‘Anthem’ was featured in a Coka Cola commercial during the 2008 Olympics that had an animated Yao Ming trying to show up James Lebron, you can see it here.

Movie Review for Danielson: a Family movie {or, Make a Joyful Noise HERE}

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This was an interesting documentary about a great band. Interesting because instead of focusing mainly on the events that lead to what is going on now in the life of the bands Danielson and The Danielson Family, the makers chose to dwell, for the whole film, on the fact that Danielson is a Christian band that does not fit into the Christian-Band genera. Yes, I agree that this is interesting and a point that makes Danielson a very unique performer but even Daniel Smith (Danielson) didn’t want to dwell on this point. What I can say for the movie is that it was incredibly informative about the history and the components that went into creating what is now commonly viewed as a strange shrieking man in a tree costume. It gives you a very personal aproach to the band, featuring large chunks of the film that are narrated by (family and friend) band members. I enjoyed it, but thought that it dragged a little to the end. It will make you want to find more of this wonderful music.

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The Danielson Family in their ‘healing’ nurses outfits

Yma Sumac

February 10, 2008

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I just caught on to Yma Sumac, a Peruvian singer made famous in the 1950’s. She is so damn exotic it is just wonderful. She sounds like Maria Callas meets Esquivel meets jungle sound fx. She has a four octave vocal range with a strong soprano and a resonate bass. Here is a video you might like and yes that is her actual voice.

WintryMix Tape

December 21, 2007

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My office just had a contest to make a x-mas hipster mix. It was supposed to be 20 songs long and contain 5 ‘ultra-hip’ holiday songs. Heres what I came up with:

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1) Here Is The News – Electric Light Orchestra

2) Heart of Glass – Bad Plus

3) Strawberry Sleighride – Pizzicato 5*

4) Scatter & Swing – Lionrock

5) Christmas Don’t Be Late – The Chipmunks*

6) Chinese Children -Devendra Banhart

7) Roses Are Free – Ween*

8 ) You Are What You Love – Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins

9) Long-Forgotten Fairytale – The Magnetic Fields

10) Reindeer – Knife*

11) ’64 Aka Go – Lemon Jelly

12) Jewish Freylach – The Gypsy Balalaikas*

13) Evening News – Cee-lo

14) Did I Step On Your Trumpet – Danielson

15) Northern Lites – Super Furry Animals

16) Autobahn Music Box – Cut Copy

17) Number 1 – Goldfrapp

18) Beautiful Life – Gui Boratto

19) Pink Batman – Dan Deacon

20) Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio

I would love to here what you think of this mix. Here is the LINK, so download it.  and have a good Gorilla Milk Will Keep Us Warm in the Apocalypse Day