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Song for Today – Three Way

Lila says I’ve been obsessing over the Sucker Punch soundtrack lately. She’s probably right. That’s what we do. Hear a song, or a group of songs and obsess over them. Interesting side note – Emily Browning, who plays Baby Doll in the movie also sings on the soundtrack. A feat I truly admire (I’ve been a fan of the Australian actress since watching Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events with the oldest Little Beat). Plus, she sings the songs well – for those keeping record, she is featured on Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics cover), Asleep (The Smiths cover) and Where is My Mind (Yoav performs, Emily is features – it is a Pixies cover).

Perhaps that is why I enjoy this soundtrack – there are a great number of cover songs and remixes. Bjork’s Army of Me remix being one of my favourites – although both Lila and I copped to having the Queen remix on our running list.

 Where is My Mind is the Song for Today. I’m serving up three versions – the original Pixies version, a Placebo cover (sigh, Placebo.. memories of my 20s) and the Yoav cover featuring Emily Browning. I’m still undecided which version I prefer over the others. Right now, it’s an equalized obsession. Listen and drop thoughts of your own.

Where is My Mind – Three Ways

Pixies

From the Surfer Rosa album, circa 1988. The original good.

Placebo

From the Sleeping With Ghosts disc, circa 2003.  It was a bonus track – a great bonus.

Yoav, Featuring Emily Browning

Obviously, the most recent, from the Sucker Punch soundtrack.  Side note – this isn’t the first time the Pixie’s song has been featured in film.  Most people will remember it best after the original Pixies version was featured on the Fight Club soundtrack.

Just for the sake of interest, apparently Arcade Fire has also covered this song in 2007, although I’ve yet to find a version.  Kings of Leon (who I’ll be seeing with my favourite Frenchie in October) also covered the song in many of their concerts in 2010.

Happy Listening!


 


Rabbits and Groundhogs and Vixens – OH MY!

I have a life soundtrack and it seems that rabbits, groundhogs and vixens have influenced the never-ending song list, at least for this month.

A new song for each day would be great, some days upbeat and full of life and others have a melancholy undertone. Then there are the days that Bill Murray has affected. The bastard has come in and hit the repeat button on my iPod and it stuck, and sometimes stuck for days on end. Is the song that good that we have to listen to it over and over again? Will the groundhog ever see his shadow or are we doomed to repeat until something fantastical hits upside the head?

Repetition of a good song, one that speaks to you isn’t a bad thing. I find that it’s like any craving; you have to ride it out and explore all aspects in order to get it out of your system. You can’t curb a salty craving with sweet, don’t fight it, embrace it.

Florence + The Machine is testing my willpower. I crave her voice, I need a fix of Lungs each and every day. The album is nearly two years old. I don’t know if my discovery of this red-headed British vixen was late in the game or if the bandwagon came by my door at just the right time. I first heard “Addicted to Love” (Florence’s cover of the 1986 Robert Palmer hit) on So You Think You Can Dance in June of 2010. Like many others I found the song and discovered a gem of an album with Lungs right there next to it on iTunes.

Lungs is an album I can listen to in it’s entirety. I typically listen to my iPod on shuffle while driving. Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) will tease me by coming into rotation just before arriving home. I am doomed to Groundhog Day Syndrome and will immediately put Lungs on at home and listen over and over until I am numb and need to move on.

If you haven’t bought it or given it a chance I suggest you find the second, third or fourth bandwagon that will be passing by and jump on. There is no shame in coming late to the game when brilliance is at the plate.

Here is my current favourite tune from Lungs – Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)


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