Moo’s Sac.

In response to darkstones’s request regarding LJ’s version of an intractable, interminable chain letter:

Name six songs that you’re currently digging. It doesn’t matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good – but they must be songs you’re really enjoying right now. Post these instructions and then list the six artists and the songs in your LiveJournal. Then tag six other people to see what they’re listening to.

Even if they’re not good? Who writes these things?

1) 156 by Mew – Luscious Power pop from Denmark, with fresh, aggressive catchiness and delightful vocals. Give it one listen and you’ll be addicted.

2) La Lune by Sons & Daughters – Adele and David from Arab Strap’s live gig threw together a masterfully Scottish example of artistic, country/punk-fused rock. Two albums of brilliance prove they’re doing something right.

3) Bakersfield by Vic Chesnutt – If you’ve ever wanted to fall into the depression and earnest expression that everyone’s favorite wheelchair-bound alcoholic goes through every day, this is his haunting anthem.

4) You Can Hear the Room by Piano Magic – Glen Johnson leads the modern incarnation of 4AD’s This Mortal Coil. Every album and song is different, all with deep, haunting melodies, self-questioning lyrics, and guest-stars galore. This is the opening track from his latest.

5) Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect by The Decemberists – I resisted Colin Meloy and his graduate degree in Creative Writing – I really did. But I was simply enveloped within his dirges of sweet, impossible love and sad, little carnival freaks who are more lovely and human than we could ever hope to be. So creative, so gentle, and so tangibly imaginative. I’m touched in some great way by every song they’ve done off of the three albums that I own.

6) Forward and Reverse by Bang Gang – What is it with bands from Iceland? Is there anything coming out of that cold, little rock of a country that *isn’t* terribly moving and fascinatingly brilliant? Why does this stuff make everything I’ve ever listened to up until now seem so uninteresting?

Runners Up: When I was a Young Girl by Leslie FeistOrange Tree Roads by New Model ArmyCarry Me Ohio by Sun Kil MoonEther Radio by ChikinkiIs It Any Wonder? by The Chameleonsee cummings by Timesbold

Passing the torch over to: no_mans_land, ethereal_lad, hermiston, lady_in_satin, noire_blanche, & anonymous_seth.

15 Responses to “Moo’s Sac.”

  1. pisica Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 12:52 am

    Even if they’re not good? Who writes these things?
    It's so you have to 'fess up if you're secretly singing along to Bubblegum Teenie Pop in the shower. 😀

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 9:38 pm

    You should know that I do that, anyway.

  3. pisica Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 11:44 pm

    Yes, but I was going to keep it our little secret.
    Well, except for the secret tape recording that's now online.

  4. grahamb Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 1:19 am

    Mew kick arse. I didn't realise Frengers was a collection of stuff, I've since found some very different versions of the songs on there which somehow still have that chill factor they manage to achieve.

  5. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 9:39 pm

    It must be a Danish thing.

  6. dirtbaby Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 9:28 am

    Can you make me a mix? I stop by the shop and pick it up, or send my minions.

  7. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 9:40 pm

    Yah, sure. What would you like on it?

  8. dirtbaby Says:
    August 17th, 2005 at 3:34 pm

    Cuniform on clay tablet? If you can burn wax, I have a record player?
    A CD?

  9. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 17th, 2005 at 4:53 pm


  10. dirtbaby Says:
    August 18th, 2005 at 10:28 am

    If I knew I wouldn't be asking. These days I seem to be musically depressed. I will try anything once.
    Since I need someone to lead my blinded soul to new musical hieghts, my ears will be layne in your trust. Something in between nails scratching on a blackboard and the laughter of children please.

  11. dirtbaby Says:
    August 18th, 2005 at 10:29 am

    I seem to have developed word dyslexia. I read it as ".. like it on." My response is not so witty afterall.

  12. dsrt_faery Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 1:56 pm

    btw, tix for NMA at the INdependant on Sept 17 are on sale at ticketweb.
    your hair looks nice

  13. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 9:41 pm

    Yah, my chums are opening for them, delightfully. You'll see me there!
    Thanks so much for the feedback on the cut. I'm happier than ever with it. 🙂

  14. no_mans_land Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 5:05 pm

    <small>curious about Piano Magic.. you had me at TMC. haha.
    colin meloy is a portland darling.. therefore i have to like him.
    good stuff. you should really make me that mix like you said you would. ;]</small>

  15. FunkyPlaid Says:
    August 16th, 2005 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my! I am some kind of flake, and I apologize profusely, darling. I've still got your request mail in my Inbox, and will get it sorted immediately. Hang in there…

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