So yesterday was the 1oth October 2010. Those numbers 10/10/10 will only happen once in your lifetime…..unless you live to be over a hundred and see the year 2110. A scary thought.
My original plan was to do the usual and browse through my music library to find 10 songs that are some how related to the subject. The subject this time being the number ten. Yes i realise that’s a lot of tens right there. A list of ten songs with ten either in the artists name or song title. However after a quick ten minutes of perusing i could only find a few so i gave up as such.
Instead i’ve decided to do a countdown in reverse order through the numbers ten to one. Songs with numbers in the title. I suppose the countdown idea will have to do. If anyone else knows songs involving “10” then let me know!
I’ve added the other few songs (the 1o’s) i had intended to use in the list as extra bonus tracks.
Ten Out of 10
1. The Big Pink – Count Backwards From Ten
2. The Twilight Singers feat Mark Lanegan – Number Nine
3. Mew – Eight Flew Over, One Was Destroyed
4. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
5. DJ Shadow – Six Days
6. The Dirty Secrets – Five Feet of Snow
7. Nedry – Four Layers Of Pink
8. Air Formation – Three Years Pass
9. Klaxons – Two Receivers
10. Martina Topley-Bird – Need One (Fabien’s Mix)
MP3: Idlewild – Tell Me Ten Words
MP3: Ten Million Lights – Kill Yr Idols
MP3: The Black Keys – Ten Cent Pistol
S.I.T Wolf X
ps. i was at the O.Children gig in Nice N Sleazys last night. It was one of the gigs of the year so far, very intimate. Very epic. I’ll do a review of it either tomorrow or wednesday (depending on how much time i have to myself tomorrow).
Via Audio – Modern Day Saint
Soulsavers feat Mark Lanegan – Revival
Apparat – Arcadia
Ratatat – Mirando
You Can’t Eat The Word Food – Soap Opera King
S.I.T Wolf X
A few months back i randomly discovered a mash up of Bon Iver and Ellie Goulding. It’s different from most mash ups in that it’s not two different songs put together…..well kinda. It’s the original version of “Wolves Act I and II” by Bon Iver spliced together with the cover of the same song that Ellie Goulding did last year. I’ve let a few friends hear it and it seems to be quite popular so it’s about time i posted it.
I was a bit sceptical at first. I listened to both versions separately and then tried to imagine them together. To be honest i never thought it would come out anywhere near as perfect as it does when they’re matched up. I’m not Ellie Goulding’s biggest fan (i do like “Guns and Horses” though) but her vocals on the mash up version somehow bring an even more haunting dimension to the track. I mean i absolutely adore the original Bon Iver version and i prefer that to any cover or mash up but something about this particular combination of vocals is beautifully painful. Maybe they should get together and make a few albums a la Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan.
MP3: Bon Iver and Ellie Goulding – Wolves (Act I & II)
On the subject of Bon Iver, i think it’s about time i posted some of the remixes i have….
Most of his songs aren’t exactly ripe for remixing (i’ve tried and failed miserably) but there are a few folk out there who have made exceptional tracks.
MP3: Bon Iver – Re Stacks (Tomas Barfod Remix)
MP3: Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Skinny Freidmann Remix)
MP3: Bon Iver vs Aphex Twin – Woods Licker (Unknown Remix)
MP3: Bon Iver/El-P – Woods Blend (Phaseone Version)
And of course any excuse to get some Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell in…..
MP3: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – You Won’t Let Me Down Again
One more thing, i read earlier tonight that Kanye West has asked Justin Vernon to contribute to his new album which is due to drop sometime this winter. Another interesting combination to say the least. I know that Vernon has dabbled with hip hop and dare i say R’n’B before, on GAYNGS creepy yet sexy debut album “Relayted”, even taking to a spot of rapping on the albums final track “Last Prom On Earth” but Kanye is a whole different prospect. I hope it works out.
MP3: GAYNGS – The Last Prom On Earth
S.I.T Wolf X
An artery is not a vein
No history can tell
My skeleton won’t tell
Why some like moths draw to a surgeons drill
And blood shot hits to marrow
The snakes eating through her clothes
And her charms that won me over
DeGamba breached this lofty reach
Balboa left his bones upon the beach, left there to bleach
Rose breaks in my fingers
Pulling nickels through the stem too much has took a toll
Smoke crawls low along the ceiling
And all is quiet but i keep listening
They’ve come to kill me
She just left, you missed her
Go on home, the sex theatre is closed
Cracked mouth too dry to drink
At least the sand is cold
I wish the sea would drown the freeway
Instead girls stare in dead eyed wonder
They can’t walk with fallen soldiers
Used by cops who fucked inside abandoned boarding houses
Go on fast before the beast catches the bastard
Dragging the chain down, down, down
Who’ll say it?
Tell me, no-one else is here, come on
Nothing to believe is to be blessed, come on
Who’s laying low? you said
Whether veins or bones to be
Good or bad, the death of me
Just make it quiet
Who knows my sister?
Can anyone admit the fact that they infected her?
She said the sun was gonna burn and blister
My blood, god speed, god love her
No morning sun will move her
No help in amen or hallelujah
Prayers are for the dead left over
Preach never to reach that sandy beach
Poor baby girl’s gone under
To reach their own grave buried end
Underneath abandoned boarding houses
Sidewalks and streets, sidewalks and streets
Though my skeleton won’t tell, some can see
Why moths draw to surgeons drills
And blood shots hit the marrow
MP3: Mark Lanegan Band – Skeletal History
S.I.T Wolf XX