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What is twee?
Since the beginning of the dawn of man, this question seems to exist at the very core of our being… I asked the Super Desserts during my interview, and the standard mentions of cutesy music and not-so-cutesy lyrics came up, but really what is cutesy? Is THIS twee?
What about this?
But really, this is really not about “twee”, it’s about all genres. We hear what we hear, we feel what we feel, and none of that is wrong because in music, as hard as we try & try as we might, there are no hard definitions to any of it.
Hell, try as we might, no two G-chords are alike!
And with that…. I’ve got a very special presentation today! The unimitatable TsuruBride has built us a new mixtape! It’s a rare and special occasion when Baby curates a sweet little collection of tunes to grace our ears & hearts. Last time, it was her wonderful book-themed gem called Bibliomania, one that smacked every book lover right in the face with it’s awesomeness.
Since then, Baby’s been collecting favourite songs, reorging the tracks, and putting together a CD’s worth of songs that are just as sweet & cute & adorable & awesome as she is called SQUEE! It’s TWEE!!! Now, are all these songs actually “twee”? Don’t know, don’t care, because all I know is that when I see her dancing around to “Energy” by Apples In Stereo, when I see her singing along to “Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me” by The Pipettes, I beam with a ridiculous smiles & fall that much more in love with her. And THAT, my friends, is about as disgustingly twee as it gets!
Enjoy everyone! Have a wonderful weekend, go ride yer bikes, go listen to your records, and generally, just go have some fun! Stay tuned on Monday for another special presentation accompanied by the story — a tragic love story? — between Sprint & me! But, until then…
01 Tullycraft – Twee
02 Heavenly – C Is The Heavenly Option
03 The Apples In Stereo – Energy
04 Belle & Sebastian – The Fox In The Snow
05 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Higher Than The Stars
06 Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies – The Ballad of Cherry Hill
07 Beat Happening – Indian Summer
08 All Girl Summer Fun Band – Later Operator
09 The Field Mice – Let’s Kiss And Make-Up
10 Mates of State – Long Way Home
11 Cub – A Picnic
12 The Smittens – Something Sassy
13 I’m From Barcelona – This Boy (feat. Loney, Dear)
14 The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
15 The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fireflies
16 Tilly and The Wall – Rainbows In The Dark
17 Super Desserts – Crush on You, or “Good Morning!” an Ode to Steve
18 The School – Is He Really Coming Home
19 Camera Obscura – Let Me Go Home
20 Au Revoir Simone – Fallen Snow
21 The Fifteenth – Little Heart
22 Acid House Kings – Say Yes If You Love Me
Tsuru (and the Bride)!