The Rich Girls Are Weeping

22 June 2007


Variation Three of A Prelude to Interpol's Our Love To Admire: Waving, Not Drowning (the final installment, see Tuesday's post for the (cranky) introduction).

[There's a poem, by Stevie Smith, about a man, far from shore -- the spectators on the beach think he's waving, when he is in fact drowning: 'I was much too far out all my life/And not waving but drowning.' What's presented here means to convey the inverse of that melancholy statement. ]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds -- (I'll Love You) Till The End Of The World
from The Soundtrack to
Until The End Of The World

Hank Williams Sr. -- They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
from
American Legends: Best Of The Early Years

Calexico -- The Black Light

from
The Black Light

Johnny Cash -- Cry, Cry, Cry
from
American Music Legends: Johnny Cash

The Beach Boys -- Sloop John B

from
Pet Sounds

Sarah Vaughan -- What'll I Do
from
Benny Carter Sessions: The Lonely Hours

Laura Nyro -- New York Tendaberry
from
New York Tendaberry

Sugar -- A Good Idea

from
Copper Blue

Cursive -- The Night I Lost The Will To Fight

from
Domestica

New Order -- Regret
from
Republic

The Hope Blister -- Hanky panky nohow
from
Smile's Ok

Big Star -- Nighttime
from
Sister Lovers/The Third Album

This Mortal Coil -- I Am The Cosmos
from
Blood

Roxy Music -- Avalon
from
Avalon


[Public Service Announcement: Hey, New York area readers! I know a lot of you are in bands -- our lovely pals The Bellmer Dolls need to go pick up a new board for their studio and their transport plans just fell through this morning. The catch is, it's out in Iowa! Have a van you're not using right now and would like to hire out for a side trip in return for some quality studio time? (Secret Machines used the Dolls' facility to record and mix their latest effort.) It'll be your good deed for the day week month year! Drop them a line (bellmerdolls AT yahoo DOT com) if you can be of assistance. Thank you!!!]

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4 Comments:

Anonymous pinkievonbloom said...

I've had "Sloop John B" in my head all day. I officially hate myself for suggestion of this song and possibly for mockery of Paul's nautical metaphors. "See how the main sail sets..." Gah. GET OUT OF MY MIND!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Bardo said...

Great songs, really enjoyed hearing the Hope Blister - have you heard the John Cale original from Paris 1919? Thanks for posting!

Saturday, June 23, 2007 8:34:00 AM  
Blogger chacal la chaise said...

great posts! all winners; thanks for sharing. <3

Saturday, June 23, 2007 7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Puckohue said...

Thanks for the three excellent playlists. A few things I've never heard.

Monday, June 25, 2007 10:01:00 AM  

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