Who knew the Beasties could be so psychedelically cinematic? I love the staircase riff about 1:30 in.
Strings and street. Selah Sue is a modern breath with old school truth.
This is also a great track:
I was so married that I thought I would never be with another man for the rest of my days. About ten years in, I began to miss the ache of unrequited love. It is a distinct pain, that longing, one that can have an edge of pleasure. And I thought it was something I would never experience again. Strange thing to miss.
In my dark teenage goth phase, Gary Numan was cool. I would listen to one song over and over on my cassette and rewind, straining to understand the mumbly words. Pre-internet, of course.
So I had the ache again, a blessing and curse, and it actually reminds me of the angst of youth: parallels. So with that, I leave you to the lyrics, and you don’t even have to rewind your tape. Let me know what you think this song is about.
Gary Numan-Are Friends Electric
It’s cold outside
And the paint’s peeling off of my walls
There’s a man outside
In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette
Now the light fades out
And I wonder what I’m doing in a room like this
There’s a knock on the door
And just for a second I thought I remembered you
So now I’m alone
Now I can think for myself
About little deals and issues
And things that I just don’t understand
A white lie that night
Or a sly touch at times
I don’t think it mean anything to you
So I open the door
It’s the friend that I’d left in the hallway
‘Please sit down’
A candlelit’shadow on a wall near the bed
You know I hate to ask
But are ‘friends’ electric?
Only mine’s broke down
And now I’ve no-one to love
So I found out your reasons
For the phone calls and smiles
And it hurts and I’m lonely
And I should never have tried
And I missed you tonight
So it’s time to leave
You see it meant everything to me
Mr. Webster has perfected the swoon. Hope you all find some sort of love tonight.
I have a weakness for a tight horn section. Especially with a bit of funk blended in. And these cats are tight, having fun, with sparkly sequin girls. Yay for this.
Hop in a time capsule back to 1984. Thanks to The Horrors, who offer encouragement to all who wander.
“The moment that you want is coming if you give it time.”
I haven’t felt goosebumps like this since Jeff Buckley. Suffering comes to the surface. Deep soul, this one.
PleaseRock is an insanely talented, versatile group of Atlanta musicians. It brings me great joy to present this artsy clip (technically from YOU). Huge props for the time involved creating the video. You need more than 20 secs. of patience before the animation really begins. Love this song. Although, if it ever got big, Prince might sue them for the keyboard section that sounds like “Beautiful Ones”.
The energy bursts over you like a joy bath.
“Everything your life’s been searching for’s in this direction
Come a little closer
Don’t you feel the intersection?”
Crazy double-dutch skills going on in this video.