Maybe we’re not strangers after all…

Photography by by THEEOS300400D

This one pushes you back a few years, sounding out of a different era, largely acoustic instrumentation, male & female vocals vaguely similar to the Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan but quite different, implying some vintage 8mm home-made movie of them being silly in the park or something, guys running around in unruly facial hair, the ladies bra-less and wearing those long hippie skirts. Sunny, happy, but with it’s muted colors and the way it reminds you of different & better days, kinda melancholy. Perfect for the next indie-flick showing some over-the-top stereotyped version of teens experimenting and learning about love and life. Yeah, they are probably this close to being indie-flick darlings (if they aren’t all ready).

Now, that may sound like a slight, but it isn’t, it’s a compliment, those movies tend to pick up some sweet little tunes, and then, unfortunately, ruin them. But I digress-ish… this one’s pretty easy to like, simple 60’s-esque tunes, occasionally dark, always beautiful, in that non-cookie-cutter kinda way (you know the girls, the one who don’t look like they were built in a mold), it seems to fit today’s mood nicely, I’m tired, it’s overcast, I just want to hang out at home and do nothing, and maybe I can’t, but my ears, they can be taken away to where the rest of me can only pine for, and well……. I’m envious.


The Dutchess and the Duke – 01 Reservoir Park
The Dutchess and the Duke – 02 Out Of Time*
The Dutchess and the Duke – 03 Ship Made Of Stone*
The Dutchess and the Duke – 04 Strangers*
*mp3s removed on request

I dug a hole so deep and wide
I dug a dark hole in the night
while you were lying fast asleep with her
And if there ever was a crime
you’d be together one more time
before I put your face down in the dirt
but after my diggin’ was done
I realize just because you lose don’t mean that I won
and maybe we’re not strangers after all….

More good times down in the Music Listening Lounge! But first… Go show the duke and the dutchess all your love here, here, and here!

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