So much beauty out there

October 28, 2009


Filed under: All,Evangelism — Josh @ 11:19 am
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I know that this blog has been relatively serious since I restarted posting, so as a reward for sticking with it, here’s some music. The theme is body parts (though I restrained myself to only one “heart” reference to stop it being too easy)

Music posted on this thread is intended to create interest in the featured artist. Should copyright holders object to the use of material on this blog, please contact me and the links will be removed ASAP.

Before You Close Your Eyes – Tindersticks

From Simple Pleasure, the ‘sticks go Philly Soul

Grandma’s Hands – Bill Withers

How do you turn a duck into a soul singer? Put it in a microwave until its Bill Withers. Ahaha. Bill’s paean to happy family life – where apparently it’d be perfectly appropriate to whip a small child for dropping an apple core.

Goin’ Out Of My Head – Florence Ballard

The ex-Supreme’s cri de coeur over a boy who just doesn’t appreciate her properly.

L’Eau A La Bouche – Serge Gainsbourg

Early, jazzy, Serge.

Ce Petit Coeur – Françoise Hardy

Typically jaunty stuff from the queen of French pop.

Fistful Of Faith – Herman Dune

Some French dudes who actually have the decency to sing in English.

Hairstyle Of The Devil – Momus

Momus addresses the common fear of being cuckolded by Beelzebub.

Maria’s Little Elbows – Sparklehorse

No-one makes a word salad more affecting than Mark Linkous.

Faces And Names – Lou Reed & John Cale

The Velvet Underground alumni get back together in a tribute to Andy Warhol, this is a fairly straightforward song amongst the sharper edges of Songs for Drella.

Get On Your Knees – Kevin Blechdom

Kristin Erickson’s had her heart broken, and she’s not happy about it.

Follow These Eyes – The Hidden Cameras

One of the many reasons I never became a music journalist was an utter inability to describe songs like this. It’s indie pop. It’s pretty good.

Mick Jagger’s Lips – Li-Lund

Surely most of us have been fascinated by Mick Jagger’s lips at some point. Li-Lund takes it to the logical conclusion.

Couples Holding Hands – Ian Cockburn and the Whole World

A righteous (and witty) tirade against the tyranny of public displays of affection.

Les Mains Dans Les Poches – Les Roche Martin

People’s hands in their pockets is a much underdone topic for pop songs. The ye-ye band try to correct this.

Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Playthings – Palace Brothers

It’s true. Keeping this blog going is my desperate attempt to keep Satan at bay. Alt-country par excellence.

Akhian Udikdian (My Eyes Are Desperately Seeking For Your Look) – Faiz Ali Faiz

The translation looks a bit dubious, but who am I to argue.

Your Head To Your Toes – Hefner

Simple song, simple sentiment. It works.

Lovin’ Arms – Etta James

Gorgeous, tragic lament from my favourite soul singer.


1 Comment »

  1. […] lot of songs on the theme of heads (and other bodyparts) is on the So Much Beauty Out There blog, including songs by Etta James, Florence Ballard, Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, […]

    Pingback by Over my head « Touched Mix — October 29, 2009 @ 7:42 am | Reply

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