Sweet Sounds.

baby don’t you try to find me
baby don’t you try to fight
baby don’t you try to find me
baby it will be alright

along the way
to star in the wake of delight
there’s nothing like this built today
you’ll never see a finer ship in your life

we sail today
to star in your wake of delight
there’s nothing like this built today
you’ll never see a finer ship
or receive a better tip in your life

I am the scavenger
between the sheets of union
lately I can’t tell for sure
if the machines turn anyone

I like to nominate an excellent album every twelve months to win the very prestigious Radio Perfidy Best Music of the Year Award. My picks are biased towards original, well-produced efforts that move me in a way which clearly separates them from the deluge of doled-out crap currently monopolizing the airwaves. I’m extremely picky about the music I choose to listen to, obviously, but totally open to new sounds as well. It is our right to be this way; when the precious moments of our lives are spent palpitating beneath the diseased mantle of Hoobastank, Limp Bizkit, Christina, and Britney, a little relief and elitism is acceptable. I entreat you to tell me a bit about your favourite of the year so far; but now, I’m telling you about mine.

I thought that 2004 looked like a shoe-in for the debut album from Scissor Sisters, but I do believe that the pre-release of Interpol’s new record, Antics, has quickly changed my mind. There’s still a number of months left, however, so anything is possible. Besides, the new Twilight Singers cover album just came out, and I haven’t had time to pick it up yet.

But for now, I give an earnest ‘Ian Curtis Quiver’ to the boys from New York. Check it out; it’s very, very good.

My pick for Best of 2003 is here.

Anyone else in the UK going to see Cranes early next month?

20 Responses to “Sweet Sounds.”

  1. lunesse Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 5:03 am

    mmm scissor sisters. They opened for Duran a lot over there.

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 6:36 am

    So wonderful and energetic and funky. A breath of fresh air. But the new Interpol is so…visceral and honest.

  3. marasca Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 5:19 am

    I've been listening to Radio Perfidy for the past couple of days (<lj user-angledge>'s plugs finally seeped through my thick skull) and I'm definitely enjoying it! Nice mix of music I know (and like) and stuff I haven't heard before. Thanks!

  4. marasca Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 5:20 am

    That "[Unknown LJ tag]" should, of course, be <lj user=angledge>

  5. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 6:35 am

    I'm so glad that you like it. New playlist this Sunday.
    If there's anything you particularly like, please tell me and I'll add some more to the next show. And thanks so much for listening!

  6. marasca Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 6:39 am

    If they aren't already in the play list, maybe toss in some Interpol? I've heard of them, but I'm not sure that I've actually heard them (DC radio sucks, so I don't usually bother). Otherwise, I'll trust in your good judgement.

  7. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 11:15 am

    You got it. Comin' right up.

  8. defenestr8r Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 5:36 am

    who would have thought that after all these years of semi-divergent tastes that our musical likes would collide?
    bam!

  9. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 6:34 am

    Is that 'car-wreck collide' or 'naked passion collide'?
    🙂

  10. defenestr8r Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 7:24 am

    um… i think it's like kissing in glasses collide.

  11. spiffington Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for your wonderful taste as ever 🙂
    Without you I would be bereft of so many musical experiences.

  12. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 11:17 am

    But undoubtedly more sane than now.
    🙂
    Thanks, Spiff. If only I could actually create that music!

  13. spiffington Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 6:57 pm

    Nope definitely tuned into radio gaa-gaa regardless of your input…
    😉
    But yes to create something that touches so many people on so many levels, now that would be truly awesome!

  14. agntprovocateur Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 9:20 am

    i am seeing Interpol tomorrow! they're opening for The Cure.

  15. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 11:19 am

    Wonderful! Enjoy the show, and I want a 2000-word review to be submitted by 23:00 on the very same night.

  16. agntprovocateur Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 2:47 pm

    hahahaha! you are a meanie!
    i can always use the same word 2000 times!

  17. angledge Says:
    August 27th, 2004 at 8:16 pm

    IT RULED!
    IT RULED!
    IT RULED!
    (repeat 997 more times)

  18. agntprovocateur Says:
    August 28th, 2004 at 6:30 am

    hahaha!
    i'd like to see a student TRY and pass that one off!
    i did, once, get a research paper that was one sentence long. Just one perfect little sentence…
    sheesh!

  19. Anonymous Says:
    August 30th, 2004 at 6:01 am

    Curiosa
    The Cure and Interpol were both AMAZING! (Despite the over-all terribleness of the Home Depot Center in LA and big shows in general.) And both bands have put out TERRIFIC albums this year. I nominate both for Band & Album Of The Year. ~(*

  20. vegasjohnny Says:
    September 2nd, 2004 at 2:25 pm

    Music?
    The Velvet Revolver album gives me hope that one day nasty, greasy, guitar-driven rock will make a comeback (but not much hope, of course). I know, they are five fallen corporate-rock Gods who have more money than some small countries…but play "Slither" and see if you don't want to drink, smoke, and date strippers too much for your own good.
    And being newly married, that stripper commment is probably going to get me into trouble…

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