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"Cast No Shadow"

From the last Brown Bird how I attended. Superb!

Brown Bird - Cast No Shadow from CrashBoomBang Media on Vimeo.

This is one of the bands that have become the "soundtrack" to which I write Alabaster; remember that when you start reading it. Probably sounds weird, because people think I'm still all gothedy and shit, but Brown Bird is one of my five favorite bands right now. They are (in no particular order, and this may change by next week...but....):

1. The Decemberists
2. The Editors
3. Radiohead
4. Florence and the Machines
5. Brown Bird

Fuck. I left out R.E.M. But maybe R.E.M. is 5.1 or something.

And by the way, want bleak "Fuck-you-God-bring-on-the-Apocalypse" lyrics? Brown Bird.


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Dec. 13th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Just to share with you that a copy of Two Worlds and In Between has reached Preston, Lancashire - an early Solstice present for me. I'm dropping hints for the next Sub Press collection as a late birthday present. I can wait from January until it's released if my stepson orders it for me, since he's bought me both Two Worlds and The Ammonite Violin so far. It's such a lovely looking book, especially the typeface for the cover, and I'm looking foward to reading it. Thank you for your words.
Dec. 13th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)

It's such a lovely looking book, especially the typeface for the cover,

As with TW&IB, a LOT of work went into that cover, including the typeface (thank you Lee and Gail). My name on the scroll is actually my signature (clean to hell up and back), by the way.
Dec. 14th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
*gothedy and shit*

Hell, no. I took you for a folkie (at least now).

I love The Editors, too. Saw them live round the first album (still not heard the latest one yet) and they blew Franz Ferdinand away.

- Ash
Dec. 14th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)

Hell, no. I took you for a folkie (at least now).

Maybe. Don't quite know. Don't much think about it.
Dec. 14th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
What the hell. Whatever you like - all good; it's the only genre that matters in the end.

-A x
Dec. 14th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
PS. a bloody good track (Brown Bird)
Dec. 14th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I'd never heard of Brown Bird - thanks for the tip! Have you ever heard Mumford and Sons? You might like them.


Dec. 14th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
The Decemberists are one of my absolute favorite bands. If you love them, have you tried The Head and the Heart yet? They're memorizing.
Dec. 14th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it be weird if someday we found out HP Lovecraft liked to listen to polka music when he wrote.
Dec. 14th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
I really am not good at picking favorites because I have so many things I enjoy. Earlier today I was listening to Medieval Baebes Blood and Mistletoe .. at the moment I couldn't have been any happier.

I like Radiohead and R.E.M. I will have to check out these other bands. I can see how Brown Bird works well for Dancy (the beloved). I have Brown Bird playing on http://www.last.fm/ as I write this and feel good. Very nice contrast to my earlier state of mind thinking about melting permafrost and methane being released.

So are you going to put some songs up for us to listen to? I am not clear if the poll hit the mark you wanted it to but I would pay that no mind. Not everyone who would buy tracks knew about the poll.
Dec. 15th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Three out of your five are on my current favorite list as well, which intrigues me to check out the other two. This is my first comment on your blog, and I am glad it can include a mutual love of The Decemberists. I also feel like I should include I just finished reading The Red Tree a few days ago, and, well...it gave me a stomach ache, and I mean that as a compliment. My adrenaline began to pulse during a particular part and because I wasn't running away, I started to feel a little sick. Heh, it was a very interesting experience to have while reading. I hope that makes sense.
Dec. 15th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard about The Editors, thanks for noting them!
I'm currently listening to a lot of The Mountain Goats. Don't know if you've heard them, but the most currently played song is "Damn These Vampires", which is one of those that seem to change with re-listening.
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