Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Only love can break your heart...especially with headphones

Ah, Neil. You are so wise.

I don't have much to say today, except to wonder yet again at how intensely headphones can change the way you hear music.

I finally started loading all of my CDs into iTunes this weekend and have been listening and re-listening obsessively to After the Goldrush. It's like I'm hearing it for the first time...again. I'm *this close* to officially pronouncing it my favourite album of all time.

But then again, there's Post (featuring the track "My Headphones," not incidentally) and Medulla and Axis: Bold as Love and Worldwide Underground and Funeral and Let's Get Out of This Country and Slanted & Enchanted and Watery, Domestic and Smells Like Teen Spirit and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and, well yes, Tapestry, and so many more perfect albums out there. So I'll have to hold off on the hyperbole for a tick.

Miss World is another one. I remember listening to it for about two weeks straight when it came out, not a word of a lie, for at least 6 hours a day and always on my way to, throughout, and on my way home from art class...again, on headphones.

Yes only love can break your heart Try to be sure right from the start Only love can break your heart What if your world should fall apart

Have a capital day, chaps.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Manuel said...

Out with the old and all that, try these:
1.Joanna Newsom - the milk eyed mender
2.Phoneix - its never been like that
3. Robyn g Shiels - lifetime of midnights

nothing like lovely new music!

6:01 PM  
Blogger whyioughtta said...

Thanx for the tips Manuel. I do like new music too, really. Really I do. Er, Camera Obscura's new over here, for example.

But I do like getting leads on new sounds, like...keep em comin.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Nameless4Now said...

Ok slightly off-topic here..
I'm tweaking my blog (no it won't make you blind!) and thought about the issue of 'labels' on blogger. I have been writing labels after my posts. Wasn't really sure why. So I visited Help, and now I know what labels are for. I consulted YOUR blog because it's so... just so... exemplary, to see how the blog queen from Quebec uses labels, and what sort of labels she creates.

I had to laugh...

Thanks - I feel much better now!

-M

1:56 AM  
Blogger whyioughtta said...

Wait. Labels have a purpose? Learning something new here every day, people. I just started using them when I finally succumbed to Blogger Beta. I guess they would be useful if I actually used them to categorize content...

11:10 AM  
Blogger Fat Sparrow said...

"Yes only love can break your heart"

How funny; I had that song going through my head the other day.

12:44 AM  
Blogger whyioughtta said...

Can't fight the shared wavelength, baby.

7:42 AM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

You listen to some GOOOOD music. I think I'll have to bring out some Neil Young now. Gold Rush is so freakin' awesome. And you like Pavement? So cool. I love them.
I'm sure you have the Shins, but I always recommend that, because their new album is uh-mazing! And I also recommend Sondre Lerche. And maybe Regina Spektor.
Okay, that's enough outta me.
xo

11:08 AM  
Blogger whyioughtta said...

Alex: Luve Regina. Hearing her for the first time was like a weird past-future time-warp to when I heard Tori Amos for the first time. But same-same-different, if you catch my drift. Sondra Lerche I don't know...will research. Thanks for tip.

11:32 AM  
Blogger jackp said...

Neil, i know... one of a kind.

my (was yours) ipod totally got me back into music...totally!

10:14 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

I have so much pleasure from listening to music with headphones, I have to listen in private. Don't want to embarrass myself...

Neil Young is legend.

11:58 PM  

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