Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Dark Romance of W...

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Wicked Game ~ Chris Isaak
My Dear Friend Robin seconded the vote for this song (I'd been toying with including it), so here it is. Like some others I've written about, it tells of the woes of loving someone you know is cruel and will destroy you but you just can't save yourself from the demolition. Tsk.



West Ryder Silver Bullet ~ Kasabian
Sounding like something you might hear in a modern-day Western, the lyrics are (to me) mostly obscure and probably not at all about love, except for: "Oh, your beauty plays me just like a guitar string," and the chorus, in which the yearning expressed by the long, drawn-out first word grabs me by the gut and squeezes, "I want your touch...oh, how I want you far too much..." Doesn't seem like a big deal, in writing, but it thrills me every time I hear it.



We Need Love ~ Hard-Fi
This one's not about romantic love/lust, it's about the kind of love we all need to keep going through this absurd and tedious journey called life. Yes, indeed, Hard-Fi, "...what we need now is love."



17 comments:

  1. I'm not sure it gets much better for dark romance than "Wicked Game." Awesome song.

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    1. I know. Every time I hear the opening twangs of the gee-tar I'm always surprised by my visceral response to them, even after all these years. Possibly because I don't hear it on a regular basis, so it seems sort of "new" when I do hear it. Oofta! :-)

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  2. ugh getting so sick of useless connection that won't let me watch vids. Will be back to watch all posts when it gets sorted!

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    1. Boo to bad connections! Don't feel too badly, though - up until September 2011 I was using dial-up Interwebs! (Talk about useless for watching videos!) Hope everything smooths out for your Interwebbing soon. :-)

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    2. Dial up is the name of my useless connection... :/
      But this is changing soon!

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    3. It's going to feel GREAT! :-D

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  3. Mina, the first few bars of Wicked Game get me in the gut every time! I love it. The other two songs I hadn't heard of but listened all the way through because when I began listening...I couldn't stop. Your W post is fantastic! Thank you :)

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  4. Oh I love Hard-Fi - I saw them live in the UK (where all the great music is!). Must dig out my cds - thanks for the reminder. Kasabian are good too.

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    1. Quite a bit of the tuneage I dig comes from the UK, I must admit. I just saw Kasabian in concert last month! What a FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC LIVE SHOW!!!!! Ahem. Which is to say, it was rather pleasurable. :-D

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  5. PS I did Weller (as in Paul) on my blog today :)

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    1. Cool tunes...I'm not as familiar with his solo work, so thanks!

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  6. Great "W" post - thanks for the intro to some new music (new to me anyway...seems everyone else is up to speed).

    Now...I'm a wee bit of an artist and when I visit a blog that has music I take out my drawing pad and my black china marker, close my eyes, and let the music inspire the strokes of my marker. Kasabian was a great art inspiration piece. Thanks!

    If you want to see what this kind of art looks like I featured a piece HERE some time ago when I first started doing this.

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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  7. Mmmmm. Wicked Games. I wrote a scene with that song as the "background." Nice. Very nice.

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    1. Heh heh...I'll *bet* it was. (Nudge, nudge; wink, wink!) ;-)

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  8. Love Wicked Game! Perfect choice for W. And that's one hot video!

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