DROWNING OUT THE NOISE…

Sebastien Tellier! Aside from being a rather attractive fellow — I think he is a bit of a pop genius! I am so loving all of his music. He is from the French pop world. Sometimes lush, sometimes simple melody and sometimes quite magical!

I’ve been a bad blogger and I’ve been just as bad with my emails and my phone. I’m sorry. I think I’m trying to find my way out of a dark hole and sometimes it is just hard to concentrate. And, I’m preparing myself for B’s having to leave for several days. I don’t seem to cope so well these days. Big surprise. However, I am making progress. It is just a slow go I guess.

So, per usual, I’ve been leaning on music. Of course there are the trusty old stand-by’s of Barbra and Goldfrapp — but, these last couple of weeks I’ve found some other works to drown out all the noise of my days.

Mostly, tho, I’ve been in a sort of Bach fugue. I pretty much have only listened to these two recordings:
I’m not sure what I’m finding so attractive about Bach’s music. I’ve never paid much attention to it before. I think I find it interesting how his work almost sweeps me up but holds me at a sort of distance — it is quite pretty, but ice cold. Like a glass sculpture that you know wants for touching, but it simply isn’t allowed. Bach almost seems forbidden. I don’t know.
And, I’ve been playing this record a lot. I don’t think Bagel cares much for it, tho. However, does rock get much better than “Shattered”?!?! This record reminds me that The Rolling Stones will always matter.
My Ing (and she is mine!) gave me this CD last weekend. It rocks! Well, actually, it is more a little country than rock but is quite good! …I especially like “I Am The Sky”.
…and, this was a surprisingly great film! See it if you can!

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March 20, 2008. Uncategorized.

12 Comments

  1. Pants replied:

    Ooo! I love the French pop! And you too! xoxo

  2. matty03 replied:

    Pants! Awwwwww! The love is much returned!

  3. ing replied:

    “I Am The Sky”!!! Yes! I’ve listened to that track over and over again! Will Oldham calls it a “devotional” song. I made Miss S listen to it when I bought the album. Yay!!!!!! So friggin’ beautiful. I LOOOVE his really short songs that build up to a crescendo (that’s how he structures a lot of his short pieces – going up, key by key, to the end, with a high & somewhat doubtful-sounding note). Have you heard “Raining In Darling”? The purtiest song of unrequited love, ever!

  4. ing replied:

    I’m a nerd.

  5. Old Cheeser replied:

    After your and someone else’s recommendation I downloaded most of Sebastian Tellier’s album….a bit samey to start with e.g. “Rouge” but it’s growing on me. I like most 80s synth pop things! He doesn’t look like I’d imagined atall!

  6. pakipoptart replied:

    He is quite hunky. Thanks for posting, I hadn’t seen the video. I wish you well on your time apart from B.

  7. matty03 replied:

    Ing! Yay! I love Bonnie Prince Billy — rare I don’t care for anything he does. Tho, sometimes his work is so very sad.

    Did Miss S like it?!?!?

  8. matty03 replied:

    Ing! …You ARE NOT A NERD! …you’re the ultimate in downtown sophistication cool!

    Cool Old Cheeser! …do you mean to say my suggestion was not enough!?!? LOL! NO! He is awesome! Surrender to the magic that IS Mr. Tellier! Just give in, honey!

    PakiPopTart! Thank you! Yeah, I need all the positive energy sent my way I can get! I’m kind of freaking out about his leaving for 5 days/6 nights. But, I figure this is good for me — pushing forward thru the fears.

  9. Werner replied:

    Matty,
    I have several Bach Organ recordings. I have made it a habit of listening to them when I am alone at home. Not being distracted and all. His music is ever so powerful, not simple to understand. There are different melodies, with different rhythm,the left hand playing a different melody then the right hand….yet still,harmonizing alltogether.
    Bach was another genius and his music not an easy task to play.
    Werner

  10. matty03 replied:

    Werner! Oh, I’m so jealous! I would so love to be able to play the piano — or organ! — I can only imagine that playing Bach would be such a challenge.

    Laurie Anderson once discussed a concept of sound she called “difficult music” — I think Bach fits into that concept. Highly complex and intellectual — yet full of human feeling – emotion. It touches me, but confuses me all at once. I love it. I am still playing it daily. …I write “it” because I can never remember the “names” of classical “movements” …all those numbers and letters — I wish they had actual names.

  11. Java replied:

    Ah, Matty, it is good to see a new post (‘course I haven’t been around to look for one most of the week).
    Not much into the other music… I am not familiar with most of it. And I’m an old fogey. But the Bach! I love to get lost in Bach. I need to get some fugue recordings. I have a good bit of Bach, but no fugues, and they are my favorites!

    When does B leave? I’m sending positive thoughts your way. Hold onto your strong, baby!

  12. matty03 replied:

    Java! You are not an old fogey! It just isn’t your thing! But, Bach is so cool.

    I know so little about classical music — I didn’t and still do not understand what a “fugue” is vs. anything else.

    I need to google and learn.

    B leaves this week and my mom arrives tomorrow.

    And, thank you.

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