Grrr and Ugh but also Yay.

What I forgot to tell you last post was that I'm presently combining the laugh-riot that is da pims with the particular experience of caffeine withdrawal. I am basically allergic to coffee but I've been drinking it anyways for quite a while and yeah, I gotta stop. The constant parched feeling is such that I can't even sleep for mouth pain. I'm also constantly having to get up to wiz from all the liquids consumed because of said mouth pain. I won't even get into my bowels. You don't want to go on that dark journey. I can actually feel my skin contract with the dehydration.  So I'm being as productive as a sullen teenager but meanwhile I discovered a new-for-me band I've become obsessed with.
Now, many in the youtube comments section have expressed regret at finding out their vocals aren't just sounds but actual, even brilliant, lyrics. I'm going to ruin it for you by only including the vids that show the lyrics cuz I find the videos distracting. I'm having an impossible time trying to decide which to put 1st. Hopefully this one will keep your around for more:


The story behind this next one: Gerda Taro was a war photojournalist in Spanish Civil War. She died at age 26 in 1937 when a tank collided into the side of a car she was riding on. The other important name in this song was Gerda's romantic interest and colleague, Robert Capa. In '54, during the First Indochina War, Capa retreated from his Jeep in a hostile war zone to take pictures. He stepped on a land mine which blew apart his leg. He died with his camera in his hand.

Sweet, infectious and a touch folksy, but with some dark-assed lyrics, inspired by the movie Where the Wild Things Are:

Surprisingly hard and almost dubstep, my original favorite:

I know you're thinking I'm putting their whole CD here.
I'm having to restrain myself to not add Bloodflood and Tessalate and Matilda. OK, OK I'll stop.

1 comment:

Rebecca S. said...

This music is remarkable....thanks for sharing it. The song about Taro and Capa is so moving. I am going to send the link to a friend teaching History of Photo on line this summer so she can pass it along to students...