The Rich Girls Are Weeping

25 April 2006

Got more guns than anybody. It's elegant, creepy, and beautiful: the video for Neko Case's "Maybe Sparrow." (link is to a flash player) I've loved this song since the first time I heard her play it; I'll always remember it because she said, "I just wrote this in the van, I hope you like it," and the song has changed very little from that first draft years ago.

Thanks to everyone who commented about The Clientele's song "Joseph Cornell" yesterday; I can't believe I forgot about it, I really like the song and The Clientele. Of course, I had it in my iTunes library...

The Clientele -- Joseph Cornell

The next logical question is -- more songs about/inspired by visual artists? Thoughts?

Last night's show was incredible, despite the really obnoxious crowd (sheesh! learn some manners, people!); Celebration was on, on, on as usual and though TV on the Radio can slip into Mars Volta-ishness at times, there were some great moments, especially "Ambulance." (Sadly, they didn't do their incredible cover of the Pixies' "Mr. Grieves") Interviewing Shawn and Katrina from Celebration was a real treat; they are truly lovely, kind, and fucking talented people. We should have the interview up within the week at the pink and black site.

Celebration -- China (and check out the great video for "War" as well...)
TV on the Radio -- Mr. Grieves

Have a good day!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superchunk, "Art Class (Song for Yayoi Kusama)." They Might Be Giants, "Meet James Ensor."

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 5:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unrest's "isabel" is about isabel bishop. that's a good one.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REM's "Feeling Gravity's Pull" (It's a Man Ray kind of sky.); Paul Simon's "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War"; Modern Lovers' "Pablo Picasso"; Adam and the Ants' "Picasso Vista El Planeta De Los Simios (Picasso visits the Planet of the Apes)"

all good songs, too.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 8:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Picasso's Last Words" by Wings (as in Paul McCartney and...), "David Hockney's Diary" by Television Personalities.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 1:42:00 PM  
Blogger Andy Fenwick said...

"Lazy Line Painter Jane" by B&S; "Man Ray" by the Futureheads, which reminds me of "A Man Ray" by the great Long Fin Killie, "Art Lover" by the Kinks, and of course the Pixies "debaser," whith its Dali references, no?

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 1:48:00 PM  

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