30.9.08

if FF had of said that the dead on the tower were once little fat babies then maybe

- says:
   hey, listen to this and just tell me it's not heartbreakingly beautiful:
   REALIZE!
- says:
   DO IT
- says:
   you're doing it right? of course, your crippled by musical simplicity and flutter!
+ says:
   yeah i just started it
+ says:
   are you sure you linked me to the right song?
- says:
   The one with little electronic keys, violin and some guy singing through an intercom? Final
   Fantasy?
+ says:
   yeah thats the one
- says:
   FUCKING AMAZING
+ says:
   its ok, a little too detached for me
- says:
   so not detached, LISTEN MAH BOI
- says:
   lol this is gr8
+ says:
   am listening
- says:
   listen to that viola stabs, how that little beat just ons and ons and how DESPITE his
   intercomerising, it's still the most direct emotional shit you've ever copped!
- says:
   it's not about the delivery but how he works around limits of delivery to make it even
   more devastating!
+ says:
   its same ol' sufjan lod-my-ass-with-strings-and-call-me-shirly crap, it would probs be far
   more affective with an aocustic guitar and natural vocal
- says:
   nah it would suck it off all its off-beat power - guy-with-a-guitar is tired and old and
   sapped of its potential
+ says:
   nah you cant ever kill that
   its REAL man
   REAL
- says:
   and its so fucking different to Suffie it's not funny. this is no whiney choir pagent boy
   grandiose bullshit but literally a raging queer singing about how the world's tallest tower is
   meant for the dead
+ says:
    why does he have to be so pessimistic?
- says:
   FF OWEN PALLETT CN TOWER BELONGZ TO DEAD 2 REAL 2 HANDLE!!! OG MUTHA
- says:
   it's not pessimistic but - fucking look through it, you know, beyond the surface - and it's
   really quite sweet and happy.
+ says:
    haha, yeah its quite sweet
- says:
   "from the top of the tower / radio buzz in our ears / we can see you house from here" it's
   like fuck this bullshit tower is killing us all but who cares because the little things (your
   house) still exist
+ says:
   i guess i just don;t like the package this tune is coming in
- says:
   i dunno, don't care really, but i just love it when i get so fucking obsessive over one song.
   doesn't happen but often
- says:
   BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PAKAGES!
- says:
   lol
+ says:
   you what song i love atm
+ says:
   that 'little fat baby' sparklehorse song
- says:
   how's that one go?
+ says:
   he got dragged by a donkey
   through the dust and the myrtle
   but he was once a little fat baby
+ says:
   it gives me this whole jesus imagery
- says:
   nice call
+ says:
   it's really sad and wistful
- says:
   we wre all just little fat babies once i suppose
+ says:
   I KNOW!
+ says:
   its REAL man
+ says:
   REAL
+ says:
   LISTEN TO IT AGAIN RIGHT NOW
- says:
   AS REAL TRU AS CN TOWER!!!
- says:
   they complement one another
+ says:
   nah if FF had of said that the dead on the tower were once little fat babies then maybe
- says:
   no i just mean because they both so HEART yall
- says:
   but god FF so much more steez; that's one of s-horzes most latent
+ says:
   ?
- says:
   um - CN tower i think is better, because it's got style its got grace and pace, whereas
   little fat baby is good lyrically, but musically/vocally just pedestrian Sparklehorse - he
   could poo that song out in a minute
- says:
   he poos clouds lol!!!!!!
+ says:
   nah, its got WEIGHT
- says:
   nah i think you're mistaking a gradual momentum and some string flecks for weight; it's
   airy as mutha. but then i guess that's where the two songs are similar - they kind of play
   off the juxtapositions between lyric and music? and beyond that, Sparklehorse is always
   really good at singing about fucked up shit like it was a lullaby, nah mean?
+ says:
   haha yeah they do do that
+ says:
   re: the lullaby thing
- says:
   some of his lines are unforgettable - "toothless kiss of skeletons / and summer hail / i'm
   the king of nails"
+ says:
   yeah that song is cool
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Thanks go to the anonymous interlocutor; just getting started. Like mentioned above somewhere, the sweetest thing is just how infatuated I've gotten recently. It's funny, I guess, like how the music you listen to often crystallises around similar things, bands, whatevers. But shit, that's enough. Go listen. And fucking debate yall!

2 riffs:

barack obama said...

too much '-' in the above convo IMHO ;)

Lawson said...

just doin' his thing baby.