02 July 2010

Strange love songs

Apologies to whomever it was who suggested that we do these "Songs about..." like they do on Cif from time to time -- I've forgotten who it was.  Anyway, I thought I'd do the first one about love songs that are strange in some way.  This theme is partially inspired by Julie Bindel's misunderstanding of the song Clair by Gilbert O'Sullivan and also because I love the song Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants.  If you're not familiar with it, it is a love song to a woman who is actually a figment of a man's imagination.  I also love Elvis Costello's Veronica, a love song for his grandmother.  Such a sweet boy, eh?

E-mail me suggestions for future themes at:  thewildhack AT gmail DOT com.

29 June 2010


Speedkermit suggested a site for music.  At first, I was afraid that it would seem like we were going nuts with the new blogs, but then I realised that YouTubing was too strong an Untrusted tradition to not have a music blog.  Leave a link or just leave a recommendation.  And again, feel free to suggest a category.