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Your Friday Five: #6

May 28, 2010

Nothing or no one/will ever make me let you down

  • Don't get twisted.

    Siouxsie Sioux turned 53 yesterday.  Try not to feel old, but go ahead and shadow dance. I won’t tell. Live 1983.  1987, shoulder pads, glory .

  • Speaking of Siouxsie, I love the song, “I Knew” by Lightning Dust. It sounds a bit like Siouxsie fronting Fleetwood Mac (indulge me for just one song guys). It can be found on their flawless album (which was my #2 fave album of 09) Infinite Light. Pour yourself a tasty beverage and take 9 minutes to listen to their Tiny Desk concert from NPR.
  • Prince would like some more breadsticks.

    The Cinema Somnambulist is blogging his way through a bunch of “Doomed Movies”. Here he tackles the Prince filmography.  “Every journey, even a purple one, has to come to an end. After subjecting ourselves to the terror of Graffiti Bridge and the accidental masterpiece that is Under the Cherry Moon, my friend Nafa and I had to complete the Prince film cycle. The thing that worried us the most was that Purple Rain would just be a good movie. How the hell are we supposed to deal with Prince just being in a good film?”

  • Free Tunes Alert: You can get a free Fol Chen remix EP on EMusic. I will keep recommending these guys and girls to anyone who will listen to me.
  • The New Pornographers new album is out. If you like songs that are good, then maybe you will like it. Goddamn, I love pop music. Watch. How awesome is the little swoon harmonies when they sing, “As a a rule…”? Plus, whistling. Plus, Cello in a power pop song. Plus, Neko Case.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2010 2:18 pm

    Ha! That Lightening Dust track does sound like Siouxsie fronting Fleetwood Mac. I can even hear the fights between Linds and Mick! Ace recommendation.

    Under the Cherry Moon brought the stateside audience its first real taste of Kirsten Scott Thomas and for that I will always be grateful. It’s such a weirdly wonderful movie. Thanks for the heads up on the site. I will definitely be haunting its domain and sniffing around.

    As always, Poplife, you bring us exceptional treasures to kick off our weekends!

  2. raymondj permalink
    May 28, 2010 2:46 pm

    I missed the goth train, but I did have the cassingle of Kiss Them for Me, it’s my favorite Siouxsie songs, right before “Oh Baby” aka the happy one.

    And yay for new New Pornographers!

  3. May 28, 2010 4:07 pm

    Snarky: Yes! KST is awesome in UTCM. Despite it’s flaws, it really is an amazing film that’s squirming under it’s own skin. It kinda sums up Prince himself perfectly. These odd dichotomies that are lost in genius. Hard to see out of that sometimes… (I’m assuming… since I’m not a genius.)

    Ray: “Kiss Them For Me” rules, it’s true. Smoke that clove, goths.

    New Pornographers are about to get streamed live from Spain on WFMU. I love you, internet.

  4. May 28, 2010 6:00 pm

    This just in: Salt Lake City doesn’t get, then becomes the joke.

  5. irishup permalink
    May 28, 2010 6:50 pm

    Happy Birthday Siouxsie Sioux! This made me need to go find Cities in Dust:

    (Sheepishly) You know, I kinda had an ew-ick reaction when the dj on the local college station said “The New Pornographers”. I was expecting douche-rock, so I changed the station. Thanks for clearing that up :).

  6. May 28, 2010 8:31 pm

    It’s really not the best band name. But it’s not the worst either.

  7. May 28, 2010 11:00 pm

    I love the name The New Pornographers. Makes me think of Jackie Treehorn, who draws a lot of water in this town.

  8. May 29, 2010 2:25 pm

    Get out of my city, goldbricker!

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