The song is incredibly intoxicating. Very cathartic with soft building loops that make your heart flutter. With vocals and instrumental work that are reminiscent of Coco Rosie sans weird and Joanna Newsom sans harp.
This is off the 2008 album Changing of the Seasons, HIGHLY suggest picking it up if you’re into this type of thing. It’s beautiful. Another stand out is ‘Don’t Leave’. But ‘The Puzzle’ is by far and away my favorite song off the album.
This is a pretty cool kernel of a song from Can’s 1979 self-titled album. Allmusic unfairly and somewhat hilariously gives the album 1.5 stars because Can changed their sound with the times—oh no!! I get a kind of a Ennio Morricone disco remix vibe from the song, not unlike Casino Music’s stellar take on Sonny and Cher from the same year. This edit shaves three minutes off the original, which is pretty smart because this song certainly does not need to be six minutes long.
It has come to my attention that I am no longer enrolled in two of the classes I intended on taking this semester. I understand that they required a prerequisite class that I did not fulfill, to my own degradation. I understand this and have no problem with you removing me from the classes I did not deserve to be in.
My question then is this: when the fuck were you going to tell me you did this?
Was it going to be after I bought two useless, overpriced textbooks that I cannot return? Was it after I had missed the first week of class of whatever classes I chose to replace them with? Was it after the add/drop period, when I would then have to pay $20 per class to be added into them? Or maybe after my TAP grant was revoked?
I suppose it’s my own fault. I did not fulfill the requirements of those courses, and therefore shouldn’t be enrolled. But when I’m enrolled in the courses on Angel, no notification was sent to me that I had been un-enrolled, I’m enrolled on web services, and I’M ON THE MOTHERFUCKING CLASS ROSTER, I feel like nothing is wrong.
Well… unthinkable for people who were still holding out hope that this business model was going to continue to sustain itself the way it used to. The rest of us have moved on from that years ago. But, to feign sympathy for the Music Industry: OH NOES, WE CAN’T SELL PEOPLE OUTDATED PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ABSTRACT ORGANIZATIONS OF SOUND ANYMORE! WHATEVER WILL HAPPEN TO THE POOR MUSIC ARTISTS WHO WERE NEVER REALLY MAKING MONEY OFF OF THOSE RELEASES IN THE FIRST PLACE?! MUSIC IS GOING TO DIE FOREVERS AND EVERS!
I think I'm going to continue Post-Punk Day until tomorrow
Which I suppose would make it Post-Punk Weekend. There’s a bunch of bands I’d never listened to that I discovered doing this, some I really quite enjoy but didn’t get the chance to post before 4AM, so continue checking it out the rest of today (tomorrow? whatever) for your 70s/80s post-punk fix.
This song has been getting a lot of play lately, mostly in part because of the “sun will never shine” line that keeps getting stuck in my head. It’s a rather upbeat song for such dark lyrical statements, but it’s also just a fucking excellent little blast of post-punk-dream-pop so it all works out. That last portion of this song will be on repeat in my brain for the next couple of days, so why not share it here.
Personally, I’ve found that musically, PIL was always the better band than the Sex Pistols. Sure, The Sex Pistols had one revolutionary (if not outdated) album, but PIL really experimented with the music at the time.