Saturday, December 20, 2008

i know that it's home because that's where the stereo sings

http://hardtofindafriend.blogspot.com/2008/11/peace-on-earth-vol-ii-now-available.html

i just had a conversation about how i am trying to write music and how goddamn frustrating it is to not be able to craft something beautiful and subtle, and how all my attempts are childish and hamfisted.

the prayers and tears of arthur digby sellers have a song on that comp linked above, and it is a response song to "christmas card from a hooker in minneapolis" by tom waits, and it is stunningly beautiful and more than a proper companion to the original tune. honestly, i might just hang up my voice. bastards. it starts with a simple picked guitar melody, and then the lead singer's voice joins and it hangs in the air, like hot breath on a cold day, like a question, and fuck, it's really one of the best songs i've heard this year.

the comp itself is varied, and overwhelmingly charming, and worth buying on the strength on the many songs included, but to be honest, i bought the thing for the one song by the prayers and tears, and it is worth every penny of the seven-fifty.

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