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Old 12-31-2004, 02:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Sweet Jane
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Went travelling solo this summer and befriended some american guys after we bonded in a record store in Barcelona, was really nice chatting music and learning of some really good bands, when you hadn't even spoke to anyone for days. One of them left me with albums by the The Cure, Postal Service, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Taking Heads, Decemberists and Deathcab for Cutie and Cocteau Twins who I'd never so much as heard of. God knows how I survived without some of those. The Cure are amazing!
This year I discovered Les Savy Fav and Micah P Hinson, and they are both beautiful in different ways. I love singer songwriters like Micah but we dont see much of that over here.
Also discovered Nick Drake 'Pink Moon' and Jefferson Airplane 'Surrealistic Pillow'. Always knew White Rabbit and Somebody to Love, but had no idea how good this lot were, and its always nice to think 'where have you been all my life'. Nick Drake was always one of these names I knew but didnt really see the big deal. Man, I see it now.
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