Thursday, November 15, 2007

DKD Again

I am quite in love with this song today, but have no idea what the name of it is. I must investigate.(exciting results below!)

So, I have investigated and come up with some answers. The song is called "Martha Ann", and the reason I had trouble finding it is because it will be released on David's forthcoming fifth album. Yay! His last album, Sharp Teeth, is a real treat, but has one of the most disturbing album covers ever. Take a look here if you are prepared to be freaked out.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Check This Out!

Call For Papers:
The University of Westminster in London, UK, proposes to host a two-day conference on the work and career of renowned Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave on July 5-6, 2008. Proposals for papers are welcomed. The conference will primarily focus on Cave as a lyricist and songwriter, but other perspectives--musical, cultural, critical--will be most welcome.

All Things Coupland

I have not really immersed myself in any Coupland web surfing or research (or reading for that matter) since the completion of my dissertation last December--it's finally time to start again. I am just now reading his new book, The Gum Thief, and will post a review once I am finished. Yesterday I had the rewarding experience of doing a Coupland surf and came up with some really, really, cool stuff. First of all, Coupland's 1996 short, bizarre, fascinating film called Close Personal Friend is FINALLY fully available on Youtube. Here are parts ONE, TWO, and THREE.

Next, Coupland has created quite a few video companion pieces to The Gum Thief and you can watch them all here.
Also, take time to browse through the finally archived and freely available Coupland New York Time blogs which are called "Time Capsules". These are both hilarious and insightful (as usual).
Lastly, here are a few video interviews for you to take a look at:


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Other Things I Have Been Listening To...a LOT

**You can download mp3s here for all of the following except for the Laura Veirs song which I can't make work--so the link for that song goes directly to her Myspace page which immediately plays the song.**
"Don't Lose Yourself" by Laura Veirs

"Sun in an Empty Room" by the Weakerthans

"Kookaburra" by John Vanderslice

"Boy From School" by Hot Chip

"Hold On, Hold On" by Neko Case

I know the following are older offerings, but I am so in love with Neko Case's strong, mesmerizing voice right now that I went and found two of my favorite New Pornographers' songs. I only seem to "get" this band when Neko sings; can anyone recommend a great song of theirs in which she doesn't sing the lead vocals?

"The Bones of an Idol" by New Pornographers
"These are the Fables" by New Pornographers
What do you think?