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Yesterday, 31DEC2013: Silent scream – Slayer

Today, 01JAN2014: Absolutely cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields

This is where i will leave it, and i guess it’s two appropriate songs to leave on. Though do i wish i could have filled the conspicuous absence of any Minutemen, Sleater-Kinney or Fugazi songs before i had finished. My three favourite bands (even though they’ve held that title unrevised for nearly fifteen years now) and not a single song by them in the four and a half years i’ve been throwing this crap out into the internet ether. It began as a writing exercise and it fulfilled that, and once upon a time and on occasion i wrote some ok stuff. But that ok stuff has been a rare thing recently and mostly i just wish i was doing something else. I’m a terribly slow writer and writing these would often take more hours (yeah.. hours…) than they were worth. I’m sure i won’t do anything better with my new free time but at least i’ll have it. If you somehow have stumbled upon this thing over the years searching for Lorde and LMFAO mp3’s or if you know me and have been following in secret, thanks for reading my out of touch, squeezing blood from a stone, quantifiably wrong music opinions. I’m sorry i will no longer be able to tell you which 80’s J-pop group i’m now in love with. My favourite album of last years was the Joanna Gruesome one. The best movie was Stray Dogs except i haven’t seen it yet. Prayers for life improvement in the coming year are welcome. Thank you.

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Yesterday: I think i need a new heart – The Magnetic Fields

Today: Assault on Precinct 13 main theme – John Carpenter

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Busby Berkeley dreams – The Magnetic Fields

…but there’s more often than not going to be repeats of Magnetic Fields’ songs that i’ve posted before. At least with this one i have the excuse to post Busby Berkeley routines.

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Queen of the savages – The Magnetic Fields

Yes there are still Magnetic Fields songs that haven’t made an appearance here yet. One of the slight ones tucked in the middle of the last disc of 69 Love Songs, sure, but a great song all the same. A(n) ukelele, a ditty verse repeated twice, then a guitar rendition of it, and then one more verse for good, accurate measure, ending on a feedback hum. A song. Apparently the finger clicks in this are fake.

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The luckiest guy on the Lower East Side – The Magnetic Fields

I’m going for a drive today, in fact. Right now. Someone’s getting shirty. Bye.

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The village in the morning – The Magnetic Fields

It’s really late so this will be as quick as possible, but it has been a long time since the last Magnetic Fields song. “The radio writes poetry forever” might be one of my favourite Magnetic Fields lines, but that could b because i’m a dull, base person of low life experience and expectation who is turned on by what speaks to and evokes what little experience and expectation i have. But i like to think maybe it is absolutely a great line, whoever it reaches.

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Andrew In Drag

Andrew in drag – The Magnetic Fields

I don’t own this album. I could. I’ve seen it for sale at many places, but don’t think i ever will. There’s something in me that wants to keep this band as i found them. It may be a very good album, and may fall completely in line with how i want the Magnetic Fields, but greater than any hope i have for it is the fear that it won’t. And greater than any urge to find out is the fact i already have everything i could ever want from them in those first few albums and can rest there. I’m good at supporting bands. I’m good at having faith in them.

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