i want to tell my heart to you, but i cannot say english

11/06/2009

I stole the title of this post from a “…As the Poets Affirm” album title… it’s been stuck in my head since I saw it in my collection a couple weeks ago… (the album title, not the tracks haha)

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have a few tracks that I am digging today:

magic wands – black magic

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and this quirky one —

thao nguyen with the get down stay down – bag of hammers

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I like the title of the album so much because it really /speaks to the human condition/ … the slashes were required because, although that phrase does kind of say exactly what I mean, it’s so cliche that it needs some diverters for the cheese that would be dripping from them otherwise… (it should be noted that I enclose things in “/” for a plethora of reasons, usually to denote italics, but since there’s no standard as far as I know… I kind of… take advantage…) ;-)

Annyyways it resonates with that feeling I sometimes get of just wanting to express a strong emotion, usually very positive… but cannot express  directly, with the same intensity that I feel it, to everyone around me at that moment… I don’t just want to EXPLAIN what it feels like, I want them to actually be able to FEEL it…

This intense feeling is on some level diluted/tainted by the knowledge that due to the abstraction of language & touch, nobody will ever really really know your heart and mind, that no matter how close you get there is still a small & infinite divide…

This isn’t as depressing as it sounds of course.  What would we do if it was easy… It wouldn’t be anything special, those times  where you somehow synchronize and connect and get so very close… but it would be nice if you could close the distance entirely if only for a brief moment…

Okay I’m clearly sleep dep’d and off

on a tangent…

…as the poets affirm – help help

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As the poets affirm are pretty mellow, but their songs tend to build slowly and have a lot of momentum by the end. They are actually disbanded now, but they were a pretty cool group, entirely instrumental, and bringing together a lot of different elements, acoustic, rock, classical, electronic music, jazz, etc., with probably equally varied instrumentation…

hapy.

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couldn’t possibly tell you how I mean

2/06/2009

pretty lights – finally moving

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I’m pretty much in love with Pretty Lights, I blame / concede credit to my brother for that one. Cooler still both albums are available for download, and you can buy higher quality versions from itunes. Check out http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/  … if you’re just going to check out one of them, my favourite of the albums so far is “Taking up your precious time”…

“words could never make up

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lykke li – dance dance dance (80 kidz remix)

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for what you do!!”  (good advice from lykke li)

and now I must defer/submit to godzilla, as is my nature…..

submission to godzilla

hapy.

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head nods and dubness

4/05/2009

My mp3 player seems to know that I’m loving this song — I think it serenaded me with it about 7 or 8 times today alone.

nightmares on wax – 195 lbs

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This nightmares on wax track is off the forthcoming album “thought so…” album…. which from the tracks I’ve heard so far … I would recommend seeking out as soon as it’s released. This track keeps showing up while I’m walking somewhere… the bass practically drips out of limbs already in motion (bass bleed? wwwhat), pace slows just slightly to accommodate a dub infused amble, and hopefully nobody notices the requisite slow head nod. ;-)

Despite it’s 2002 birth date, Nightmares on Wax’s album “Mind Elevation,”  is still one of my go-to albums when I want something upbeat and happy but not too overpowering…  I can’t say the same for a lot of other heavily electronic influenced albums from the same era.

hapy.

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