Monday, October 26, 2009

"Dedicated to all the little boys who've run away from home"

If you let a little compassion into your day sometimes you get hurt. This song leaves me in tears, and this performance is one of the best:

I think of my niece who killed herself this year. I think of the boys I worked with when I taught at a residential treatment center (the modern day orphanage). I think of kids begging on the streets, and old men, and girls, and the women....

It's good to hurt, I suppose.


Oh, and there's this:

Breathing in, breathing out. Breathing in, breathing out. Breathing in, breathing out.

New New Model Army

Consider this a preview of a review.

The video below is two or three albums old now, but NMA is still going strong. I downloaded the new album (Today is a Good Day), and after two listens I'm pretty sure it's the best New Model Army album since Thunder and Consolation. If you have ever loved this great band, you'll want to tune in again. Simply amazing, what they're doing now.

I'll post a full review on the blog later this week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

"Femme Fatale"

I have irrational love for this video clip of Nico playing some noisy punk rock club in the early eighties:

Hope I can someday get my hands on the DVD.