tsuruloosies…. a little Monday catchin’ up!

While you guys are getting your photos of you and your bike ready for our photo contest, what say you to a few tsuruloosies? Just a little Monday catch up to see what’s all the goings ons, eh?

Elvis Perkins – Slow Doomsday

I resisted listening to this for so long. I LOVE “Doomsday”, it’s fun, fast, nuts and fantastic so suddenly we see a “Slow Doomsday” pop up and my ears say, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” But alas, it’s hot, it’s hyped, so let’s see what we got. Well, it’s really beautiful, yes, slow & methodical, yes, and completely not “Doomsday” anymore. I do love this version, it’s lovely, but it’s just not right, dammit. Doomsday is nuts! It’s tuba-rific! It’s BABA-BA-BA-BA-BAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

The Antlers – Two

Okay falsetto and a repetitive strum-strum-strum starts us off, simple, quiet, gentle-ish, like a stream, but it builds come a minute in-ish. Then more. Then kinda quiet, then rebuilds, etc. It’s a bit repetitive overall over time. Poof. It’s over and we have some ghosts floating around. Hmm. Not sure, kinda like it but something is missing. Is it a transitional song? That would make sense. Hmm….. Not sure.

The Very Best – Yalira

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaah!

I like this, but man serious Lion King theme song going here but obviously less “disney” and more authentic, but after 15 years of Lion King, I’d be lying to say it’s easy to separate the two.

Daniel Johnston – Freedom

Ah very cool. This one takes me back, reminds me of when I was a teenager, all the Violent Femmes, Dead Milkmen, & Camper Van Beethoven I was engorging on. This would’ve fit perfect on one of my mixtapes back in ’89/90! Tiny little song, but sweet, quirky, and a hint of teenage angsty-confusion-awkwardness. Isn’t this Johnston 48? Okay, I think I need to dig into the backstory on this one.

Photo of Daniel Johnston & Jason Falkner via Brooklyn Vegan

Okay, just checked and this is simply a song off the new album coming out. I’ve listened about 6 times now, it really sounds like it was written from the perspective of teenager. Well, guess we’ll have to wait for the album to figure this one out. Good song though…

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4 comments for “tsuruloosies…. a little Monday catchin’ up!

  1. Blueberry Shoes
    September 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    im a fan of the lion king-esque track. i love anything african sounding.


  2. Tsuru
    September 1, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    It's fun stuff! But I just can't stop thinking of Simba when I listen!!

  3. Rich
    September 10, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    hey Aaron,

    re: The Antlers – Two…

    Hospice is very much a concept album. much like Hazards of Love, it won't necessarily make as much sense to listen to just one track out of sequence and out of context. since you kind of liked what you heard, i strongly encourage you to take a listen to "The Antlers – Wake". stunning track, and stands on its own with a far better structure for listening "out of context"…


  4. Tsuru
    September 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    now the Antlers are part of MY concept album!! hahaha!

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