Tuesday, February 24, 2009

..you tell me to fuck off when I need somebody to.

The Weakerthans - The Reasons
taken from the album Reconstruction Site (Epitaph Records, 2003)

"How I don't know how to sing. I can barely play this thing. But you never seem to mind, and you tell me to fuck off when I need somebody to. How you make me laugh so hard. How whole years refuse to stay where we told them to, bad dog, locked up whining in a word or a misplaced souvenir. How the past chews on your shoes, and these memories lick my ear. How we waste our precious time marching in the picket lines that surround those striking hearts. How the time is never now, and we know who we should love, but we're never certain how. I know you might roll your eyes at this, but I'm so glad that you exist."

Song of the day, no doubt. Fantastic song.

Watch it here

Øya 2009 is going to legendary

First they booked Arctic Monkeys and Bon Iver. Then my old heroes in Kåre and the Cavemen will play, then bob hund. And now finally, the icing on the cake is here.

First Wilco. Goddamn. Then Band of Horses.

And still there's more to come. Legendary. August will never be the same again.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Snowing in?

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow
from the album No More Shall We Part, Mute 2001

Well, it's been snowing relentlessly in Oslo today. So if there ever was a day this song would fit as the song of the day, today is it. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New favourites

Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
(CBS, 1971)

After seeing the Peter Green documentary Man of the World I really got hooked on early Fleetwood Mac, the period before the Buckingham/Nicks-era. The period I'm talking about is the period when the band probably were most commonly known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. This Fleetwood Mac, the original if you will, were a blues band. I have to admit that I've never exactly been a blues-fan myself, but as I get older things happen. And I've always loved bands like the Allman Brothers Band and Derek and the Dominoes, both blues-based jambands. It's in this vein the early Fleetwood Mac operates, and much to my surprise - I love it, absolutlely love it. So I have been searching for a compilation were I could get all my Peter Green favourites, because a couple of them isn't on any album, so needless to say I was very happy when I found this old Greatest Hits on vinyl in a used-vinyl store in Oslo. The record is in great shape and the cover is near mint. So now I can listen to "Man of the World", "The Green Manalishi" and "Oh Well" just about whenever I want to.