Ian Love and Listing ShipIan Love -- The Only Night
This song is like an overnight drive back to your loved ones, sunrise glinting through the trees. You're tired but you can't stop, and besides, you've had too much coffee to sleep. So you drive on and stop occasionally to get out and walk around and bring some feeling back into your legs. In the car you pound on the steering wheel in time, looking out at all the mostly-empty streets; you pound on the steering wheel and sing along, poorly, loudly, because it makes the time go faster. In your neighborhood you watch the people stepping out bleary-eyed and bathrobed to collect the paper, and then it's one turn more and you've arrived and parked and let yourself in. Your family is up already and it's big hugs all around and a home-cooked breakfast. And then suddenly you are tired, and once things quiet down a bit you sit talking and find yourself dozing, perfectly at peace, and sprawl out on the couch and someone comes up and puts the blankets over you.
Why do the stars jump side to side? I don't know, but they do. They do.
[seems Ian Love has no website.]
Listing Ship -- Chinese Song
This one's like the next day--or is it the next season?--raking leaves, baking pumpkin pie, sipping apple cider. The song's got a cloistered warmth to it, a sort of autumnal peacefulness in the strings that's belied by the lyrics.
I love the crazy instrumentation--what's that, bass, woodblocks, violin, theremin? Is it? Works for me. Folkadelic.
[Listing Ship's site]
I got these two in a PR email yesterday from Team Clermont Publicity. Pleasant surprises....
There are other emails I've read but not yet followed through on, and still others that I've downloaded and liked and for some reason not yet posted. There's really no rhyme or reason to it. I'm sorry.
And yes, the tangential interpretation of Ian's song is odd, but it's not rude.
Ah, elected representatives. I remember one of mine surprising me with an emotional and (need it be said?) illogical vote in favor of war on Iraq; I wonder what she thinks of it now that she's out of office and things have taken an obvious turn for the worse. <sarcasm>Mission accomplished!</sarcasm>
Where's my flight suit? Got a photo-op to attend, as soon as I finish staying the course and being flexible but strong and resolved, not giving in to terrists or madmen (or people who know what they're talking about)....
Whatever else you can say about him, Bush certainly does not "flip flop"; he's single-minded and thoroughly consistent in his hubris.