Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Song of the Day: "Real Death"

It is remarkable to me that someone encased in the misery of losing a wife (who is also the mother to his infant child because that amplifies the magnitude of the shit) would put that misery to canvas and make art. In this case canvas is a metaphor.

Mount Eerie's A Crow Looked at Me is a diary of Phil Elverum's loss and grief. His daughter was 18 months old at the time of her mother's death. Whatever stupid thing I might write after that would be worthless.

Song: "Real Death"
Artist: Mount Eerie

Monday, September 11, 2017

Song of the Day: "So Much Love"

It is.
Depeche Mode's Spirit is filled with negativity, but that negativity is just a reaction to how shit is fucked up and bullshit, which it is. So can you blame them? Maybe. Should you blame them? No.

Do you want Depeche Mode lecturing you about politics? Why not. They've been consistent about whether or not people are people (they are) for 30+ years now.

Song: "So Much Love"
Artist: Depeche Mode

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Song of the Day: "The Punishment of Luxury"

"The Punishment of Luxury"
Artist: Giovanni Segantini
Today's song is the title track to The Punishment of Luxury, the third post-reformation album from Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark and why are all the names involved in this so long?

Naturally I meant OMD.

I really liked their English Electric album (another post-reformation) and am optimistic about this one as well (always a bad sign). The title is meant to convey the idea of "first world" problems.

Song: "The Punishment of Luxury"
Artist: OMD