Tuesday, September 20, 2005

It's a rainy day here in LA (yes it happens) and the timing couldn't be better since I've been needing a good dose of melancholy since reading the amazing graphic novel Blankets last night. A long distance high school romance that takes place in the winter (approx 1993) between rural Wisconson and Michigan's Upper Pennensula — sigh.

Perfect music to accompnay this sense of fridgid warmth? How about Mick Harvey of the Bad Seed's new solo album, One Man's Treasure. Not as firey as his three decades of work with Nick cave, but equally austere while covering Lee Hazelwood, Tim Buckley and Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club.

And if my melancholy starts to approach wallowing, I'll just pop on Dimension Mix, with Beck, Sterolab and others covering the childrens songs of Bruce Haack and Esther Nelson. Far better than that awful Scooby Doo cover my Tanya Donelly.

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