Thursday, February 22, 2007

Neko Case

The most tender place in my heart is for strangers
I know it's unkind but my own blood is much too dangerous
Hangin' round the ceiling half the time
Hangin' round the ceiling half the time

Compared to some I've been around
But I really tried so hard
That echo chorus lied to me with its
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on"

In the end I was the mean girl
Or somebody's in-between girl
Now it's the devil I love
And that's as funny as real love

I leave the party at three a.m.
Alone, thank God
With a valium from the bride
It's the devil I love
And that's as funny as real love
And that's as real as true love

That echo chorus lied to me with its
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on"

That echo chorus lied to me with its
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on"

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dave Policy of Truth


As I said back on Mememois, Rossi made me a mixed cd. She says it's a lot of pressure in making a cd for me. Anyways, she's put some gems on it and didn't give me her playlist. So I've been typing lyrics into Google and finding my recording artists so I can get their cds (or at least get the News to get them so I can write an new article). Well, here we go with this track called "Ride", by Nashville native, Cary Brothers - first name Cary, last name Brothers. Right away I thought I was searching a band called The Cary Brothers.

Well, the song embedded below I love. His two EPs are Waiting For Your Letter, and All The Rage. He looks too young to have any rage don't you think?

PS I get these songs for the blog from
  • you can find pretty much anything there and if you're having trouble playing the player I've placed, just go to Radio Blog and find another one to listen to.

  • Cary Brothers Official Site

  • Cary Brothers Wiki

  • The last song on Rossi's compliation was Pain Killer by Turin Brakes, a UK band. This song sounding to Steve and I like late 70's (Steve's favourite music genre whether he'll admit it or not). Their MYSPACE site label them as folk acoustic.

    The song plays at this address (sorry, you'll have to do some work here - my link below doesn't seem to be working) :

    Saturday, February 10, 2007

    The Beautiful South's Superbi Recording

    As published in The North Shore News, Friday, February 2, 2006

    Album: Superbi
    Artist: The Beautiful South
    Rating: 6 out of 10
    Reviewer: Stephanie Kiernan

    The Bitter and the Sweet

    Whatever bitterness Paul Heaton can amass with his lyrical tales, The Beautiful South have managed to maintain their sweet temperament within their melodies. This paradoxical mix is the deliberate bill of fare with the band’s eleventh album, “Superbi”.

    Paul Heaton and David Hemingway cast themselves as The Beautiful South after their initial partnership as The Housemartins dissolved in the late 1980’s.
    Hailed as one of the most British of songwriters, Heaton, and his distinctive voice, makes The Beautiful South easy to digest. Nevertheless, the harmonic template has been a blend of Heaton, Hemingway and a female vocal component – recently with third time’s a charm, Alison Wheeler filling that role. She throws herself into the established mix right from the album’s opening track, The Rose Of My Cologne; as does a peculiar Country clang.

    Superbi narrates classic elements of English sentiment and cynicism, never mincing rhyme, as “you know when romance is dead, that deathly cold blast from his side of the bed” shakes When Romance Is Dead. But it’s the invasion of steel guitar and banjo that steer us far from British bleakness. Though I find a mental image of the very British Paul Heaton sporting cowboy boots, a straw hat and line-dancing more than amusing, it isn’t the clever timbre I expect from The Beautiful South. Nevertheless, hardnosed TBS fans are likely to allow such novelty. This markedly buoyant country recording may only remain a semi-sweet keepsake in my own CD collection.