Friday, April 03, 2009

Brighter than Nothing, Smarter than Nobody

A little something for the weekend. This song popped up on the random when I was drowning out James Blunt today, and it reminded me why I loved it so back in the day. Can't think of another tune that so captures torpor yet it drives so much that you know there might be hope he can break out of it. Maybe. Listening with the headphones on leaves you mighty insulated.

Still, for paralysis to be expressed so forcefully (even on acoustic guitar!) has to mean something. Too bad the lyrics aren't easier to hear on this version. If you don't know the song, there's this clip that has the original audio from President Yo La Tengo with images the person though fit. (oh well) And the homeboy in me has to relish how Ira lets his New Jersey out when he sings "dawn."

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Blogger Smitty said...

Thanks again for the music. What a riot!

7:58 AM  

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