Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Winter's end

Image: Christopher Davidson

Iceland - Bark Cat Bark

It's been a long, hard winter. But I don't need to tell you that; it's been a long, hard winter for you too. And even as gray rain slushes my windows to say spring has (sort of) arrived, I don't think winter is over just yet. You know what I mean. So does Bark Cat Bark (Josh Todd), a man of no decided abode who calls himself after an improbability and plays his piano on the dotted line between today and yesterday, here and not-here as dust motes wink in the weak late afternoon sun.

From A Lifi. Myspace

Candy Cigarette - Boy in Static

I love the part where static boy (Alexander Chen) sings
"let's lull divorcées from their households" with a hint of Antony's tremulous tremelo and the promise of something illicit, but also totally right. What could be more natural than swinging open windows and doors on a warm spring day and running into the street barefoot to a toy instrument orchestra? If Chen sings about childhood games, starting over, novelty candy (frankly, I'm just not sure), he delivers it like metaphysical verse, like a breathy, deep-felt pillowy pop poem.

From Candy Cigarette (eMusic), Myspace


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the first song! it's so lovely, and you described it perfectly.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Kendra Zvonik said...

beautiful writing amy- i love iceland too.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Green Grass of Tunnel said...

I love that Bark Cat Bark track. Only beautiful thing I've experienced all day.

6:18 PM  

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