Most of the music I am exposed to these days is whatever I hear at the milongas (tango), the Classical Revolution (classical), and whatever I already have. I often choose podcasts over music as the commute/ chores/ solo walks background. Occasionally, there is a new music review bit on the Fresh Air. Most of it I don’t find appealing enough to go back to.
The piece on Courtney Barnett‘s debut album “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit” was a refreshing exception, because of the uncompromising authentic voice and poetry.
The beginning of Pedestrian At Best made the hairs on my skin stand up (still does), being a reminder of a recent dis/connection.
Dead Fox covers a lot of ground, and not just with “A possum Jackson Pollock“: organic vegetables, omnipresence of motor vehicles, a helpful suggestion regarding what to do about those, and one of my current personal themes, “If you can’t see me, I can’t see you”
Finally, Small Poppies is totally an alternative tango that somebody should play toward the end of a night one night, but then again they might have by now, all the time I haven’t been to an alternative milonga.
Other songs have been on the “repeat one” loop as well: give it a listen!
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Love the drawings in the Dead Fox video, they really add to the song experience
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