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"Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your poetry" -Oscar Wilde

Winning the Battle, Losing the War March 6, 2009

So WordPress is the worst ever because it doesn’t allow embedding. So all of the songs I post have to be crappy sounding videos from you tube. Ridiculous. 

download1Quiet is the New Loud, the debut album by Norwegian indie folk duo Kings of Convenience, started a small movement among the European underground. The duo consists of childhood friends Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye who is also the frontman of The Whitest Boy Alive. Winning the Battle, Losing the War is a perfect example of the subtle beauty of their approach to songwriting and performance.

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“Winning A Battle, Losing The War”Even though I’ll never need her, 
even though she’s only giving me pain, 
I’ll be on my knees to feed her, 
spend a day to make her smile again Even though I’ll never need her, 
even though she’s only giving me pain 
As the world is soft around her, 
leaving me with nothing to disdain. 

Even though I’m not her minder, 
even though she doesn’t want me around, 
I am on my feet to find her, 
to make sure that she is safe and sound. 

Even though I’m not her minder, 
even though she doesn’t want me around, 
I am on my feet to find her, 
to make sure that she is safe from harm. 

The sun sets on the war, 
the day breaks and everything is new…

 

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As a bonus free of charge I’ve also posted The Whitest Boy Alive’s infectious indie pop track – Burning. Please let me know what you think…Enjoy!

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Obscure but not Pretentiously Obscure Song of the Day February 24, 2009

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mymorningjacketevil1Hey peeps, history shall remember 2/24/09 as the day I introduced my “Obscure but not Pretentiously Obscure Song of the Day” to the world. Truly monumental this day is. I suppose its self explanatory but I’ll be posting a song from my collection that most won’t be familiar with but should be.

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The first song is “Librarian” by My Morning Jacket which is from their 2009 release Evil Urges. This is MMJ at their best. A simple song with beautiful production that allows Jim James’ voice to float on top.
Enjoy!

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Librarian

Walk across the courtyard, towards the library.
I can hear the insects buzz and the leaves ‘neath my feet…

Ramble up the stairwell, into the hall of books…
Since we got the interweb these hardly get used.

Duck into the men’s room… combing thru my hair…
When god gave us mirrors he had no idea…

Looking for a lesson in the periodicals…
There I spy you listening to the AM radio…

Karen of the carpenters- singing in the rain…
Another lovely victim of the mirror’s evil way.

It’s not like you’re not trying, with a pencil in your har
To defy the beauty the good lord put in there…

Simple little bookworm- buried underneath…
Is the sexiest librarian… take off those glasses and let down your hair for me.

So I watch you thru the bookcase- imaging a scene:
You and I at dinner, spending time, then to sleep.

And what then would I say to you- lying there in bed?
These words, with a kiss, I would plant in your head:

“what is it inside our heads that makes us do the opposite?
Makes us do the opposite of what’s right for us?
Cause everything’d be grrreat… and everything’d be good…
If everybody gave… like everybody could.”

Sweetest little bookworm. hidden underneath…
Is the sexiest librarian…
Take off those glasses and let your hair down for me.
Take off those glasses and let your hair down for me.

Simple little beauty- heaven in your breath.
The simplest of pleasures- the world at it’s best.