Monday, March 10, 2008
New York, New York
A quick blog for my chum Steve at Domino Rally who is off to New York soon, making me insanely jealous in the process. As a coping mechanism I decided I could do worse than posting a couple of my favourite New York Songs..
Lloyd Cole - New York City Sunshine
One from his last album and probably up there with the best of anything he's written post Commotions. There are a couple of obligatory Cole-isms, cheesy lines about junkies and being "turned on" but the sentiment is pure - if you're in love and in New York you really don't mind the fact it is freezing cold and you can no longer feel your face
Craig Armstrong - Wake Up In New York
I was going to use the word cinematic but that applies to almost everything Craig Armstrong does. This one though is made all the more special by Evan Dando, the man who could sing the theme tune to Postman Pat and make it sound achingly cool. And when Evan sings about meeting you at the drugstore you can imagine he's there to pick up his methadone script standing in line behind Lloyd Cole who is buying Preparation H.
I'm off to Lisbon myself at Easter and I was slightly surprised to not find a single song about Lisbon in 160gb of mp3's on my hard drive...are there any out there or is Lisbon just not worthy of a song? The closest I got was Portugal by The Fall, but that's not even a good Fall song.
Posted by Francis at 6:57 pm
Labels: Craig Armstrong, Evan Dando, Lloyd Cole
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cheers, buddy - nice choices and will save me playing Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind' even more than i normally do.
crikey, Evan Dando's voice sounds well ravaged on that - i was convinced it was Mark Lanegan when it started.
Panda Bear's 'Person Pitch' album was recorded in Lisbon (i think) and sounds sunny and european - will think on it!
Yeah, I was going to say that. Person Pitch is apparently inspired by Lisbon and it ain't half bad.
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