Blank Stare

Spicing up your life

The Mountain Goats - No Children
In my life, I hope I lie,
and tell everyone you were a good wife.
And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.

Etta James - At Last
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
It's gonna take time
A whole lot of precious time
Its gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it, to do it,
To do it right child

Lila Downs - Tengo Miedo de Quererte
Tengo miedo de quererte
por la distancia que veo en tus ojos
Estás tan cerca de mi en todo momento,
que ya no siento mi corazón

Bulgarian State Television Female Choir - Vurba (Willow)
Vurba ima, vurba nyama,
(There's a willow, there's no willow)

A Giant Golden Radio

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nada surf: blonde on blonde

cats and dogs are coming down
14th street is gonna drown
everyone else rushing round
i’ve got blonde on blonde
on my portable stereo
it’s a lullaby
from a giant golden radio
i’ve got no time i wanna lose
to people with something to prove
what can you do but let them talk
and make your way down the block
i’ve got blonde on blonde
on my portable stereo
it’s a lullaby
from a giant golden radio
it’s a lullaby
from wonder-woman’s radio


Once I Wanted To Be

Here is a sample of one of my favourite bands. I love Chan Marshall even more than Jenny Lewis and I want to hold her.

Chan Marshall stops time. She sits at a piano or lays her guitar across her lap, and whether it’s a noisy club overflowing with drunks or a coffee house full of laptoppers, Chan Marshall draws all the attention in the room and makes the world stop spinning. As Cat Power, Marshall’s music seems to rise from nowhere, envelop the room, then vanish; listeners know they’ve been hit by something but they’re not sure what.
-suprisingly wanky review from Matador

Cat Power: Wonderwall
Backbeat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

This is intriguing, and makes me want to weep more than PostSecret.

Cat Power: I Found A Reason
Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better than what came before

And you'd better come come, come come to me
Better come come, come come to me
Better run, run run, run run to me
Better come

This is a Velvet Underground cover, and is beautiful.

Cat Power: The Greatest
Melt me down
into big black armour
Leave no trace
Of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
Lower me down
Secure the grounds
For the later parade

This is not, but is still beautiful and classic.

And finally, Cat Power: Keep On Runnin'
When will you do what you say you’ll do?
How could you really do it?
Why you keep on running?
Baby settle down
Why you keep on running?
You'll lose your home
Why you keep on running?
Baby settle down
Why you keep on running?
Run on, run on. You’ll rule your den.

Crawlin black spider baby
Crawlin black spider
Got me to crawl on baby with the grass was very high
Just keep on crawlin till the day I die

I played this song on repeat the first time I heard it, haunted.

Sorry about my incoherence, but it's been a rough weekend.

Love always,
Your Procrastinating Mod.

Free External Music!

thenightterrors writes:

"g'day again.
just 'cause i know most of you like all that mp3-sharing-type-thing, there's a couple of links i'd like to share.
first. the brian jonestown massacre (mainly anton newcombe, known to most people as 'the crazy guy from DiG') have free mp3s of their work on their website. as far as what to download goes, everything on 'bravery, repitition and noise' is fuckin' fantastic.
second. i don't know if any of you have heard of them, but can were a very influentual german group in the seventies. they're very experimental, and their best album has been posted online by someone, i don't know who. they're all pretty big tracks, so i'd recommend downloading 'paperhouse' first. it's only 10mbs.
third. there's a useful tool for finding mp3s on the net that i found, it's called it's pretty good."

Thought I would share! :)

PS - The BJM site has heaps of other artists' random tracks as well!