Three Tunes, No Theme – Wussy, Daughter, Underworld



Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar Badtux says:

    Listening to: The 28 minute version of Low’s “Do you want to waltz” that they played at Rock The Garden (needless to say, it *droned* the garden, and some in the audience, expecting rock music, weren’t happy, but that’s Low). Songs: Ohia, “Didn’t it rain?”, I’m nowhere near finished plumbing the depths of the late Jason Molina’s discography. And then the theme song for this campaign season, Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”. 🙂Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Badtux says:

      I remember we discussed that Low thing around here a while back. My position was that I like drone, and I like Low, and artists should do what they feel needs to be done; but even I might have been annoyed, had I been there.

      Hey, I know you post a lot of good music at your own blog (I peek over there, whenever you comment here and remind me to) – would you be interested in doing a guest Wed. Music Post here sometime?Report

      • Avatar Badtux in reply to Glyph says:

        I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree about that Low performance then. I wish I could buy a hi-resolution mp3 of it to put on my iTunes. Well, I guess I could rip the video, but Alan and Mimi don’t get any dough if I do that. Sigh.

        I am incredibly busy right now, so guest blogging on someone else’s blog is just not possible. I’m hard pressed to keep posting on my own blog, sigh.Report

        • Avatar Glyph in reply to Badtux says:

          I haven’t heard the performance in question, I just think that doing it as part of a daylong festival at which those in the audience are probably tired, hungry, hot, thirsty, crowded, and footsore, might not be the ideal conditions to appreciate it.

          And like I said, that’s for me, a fan of both Low and drone in general. You are almost guaranteed to alienate the casual listener. Low can and should do what they want, but if it were me, I’d probably save the 28-minute single drone for an intimate nightclub setting for only the people who paid to see Low. Everybody’d probably be happier.

          And the guest post offer stands, if things ever slow down for you. I know the feeling, my work is so demanding right now that these posts have been pretty thin gruel. Thanks for reading/commenting on them anyway.Report

          • Avatar Badtux in reply to Glyph says:

            The Low performance was the first performance of the day on the main stage due to rain, and the crowd was, at worst, a bit damp and chilled, decidedly not hot, thirsty, or footsore, and started wandering in as Low set up (something that took a couple of minutes mostly for sound check because Low’s setup is a few pedals, a guitar, a bass, and a minimalist drum kit). Low was given thirty minutes for a set due to the rain delay and had to tear up their previous setlist. They decided to do something beautiful. They did.

            And Low has never cared about alienating the casual listener, not since their early days when they were playing in indie bars and getting pelted with popcorn and beer because they insisted on playing slowcore rather than indie rock. That’s Low. If you bought a ticket for a festival where Low is a headliner, it’s real dick move to whine that Low is, well, Low. It’s not as if they’re an unknown band to Minnesota audiences given that, well, they *live* there. Everybody there should have been familiar enough with their home-town bands to know that Low doesn’t “do” dance music. Just sayin’.


  2. Avatar Chris says:

    Ah, like that Daughter song.Report

  3. Avatar dhex says:

    really digging this soundtrack still:

    film is excellent, if odd, and pg-13 for sure.Report