Friday, April 27, 2012

The Dark Romance of X...

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XTC (Band) ~ Earn Enough for Us
I love this adorable song, sung by a dude to his gal, about how money's tight and a baby's on the way but he'll do anything, take anything (even "...hurtful comments from the boss..."), to provide for them all. Aw, ain't he sweet? (Yes. Yes, he bloody well is.)



The XX (Band) ~ Crystalised
A groaned and whispered duet that nearly throbs with UST (Unresolved Sexual Tension), Crystalised made me emotionally erect (that's a technical term) from its eerie, train-whistle-on-a-foggy-night opening tone to its closing breathy vowel. These two world-weary lovers circle one another like boxers in the ring. A very sexy ring, but still...they wanna get close, they're afraid to get close, they're getting closer regardless...you know how these things go.



X Marks Destination (Album) ~ The Whip (Band) ~ Trash (Song)
You can see I had to reach for another tune to fit the letter and my theme. And even so, this song only fits because I think the music is pretty hot (plus, the chick on drums is a B.A.M.F. - you RAWK, Fiona "Lil Fee" Daniel). The lyrics are, essentially, "I wanna. I wanna be trash. And I have become the trigger for your gun," lather, rinse, repeat. I suppose this could all reside in Euphemism Land. Before I looked up the lyrics I thought the dude was singing, "I have become the trigger for your love," which would've been hot in a more obvious way. But I guess you can't have it all.

PS: I am of the opinion that this song sounds best when played LOUDLY. Do not hesitate to dance. You may even wish to wave your hands in the air like you just don't care, but I'll leave that up to you.



16 comments:

  1. I really like XTC's Drums & Wires and Black Sea LPs a lot. Making Plans for Nigel has always been a fave.

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    1. I think the only tune I know off that album is "Making Plans for Nigel." "New" music for me to explore! I often find "Generals and Majors" and "Senses Working Overtime" looping around in my mind's ear.

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  2. Yeah, I like Crystalized, especially all the shadow/light effects swirling around their dead-pan expressions.

    My interview with Tricia Lawrence is up, and yours is one of the questions I asked her! You can check it out here!

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  3. I like the Crystalised song and love all these new songs/bands you are introducing me to :) Hey did you know that we both asked the same Q on Daisy's blog? How funny. Great minds ...

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    1. LOL, no, I didn't know till I just went over and took a look! Well, you know - we are two incredibly smart and groovy chicks, we're bound to hit on similar ideas, on occasion! ;-)

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  4. Wow Mina...Crystalised is a downright sexy song! Freakin' love it. Another great post by you.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy - and likewise! (Meaning, I enjoyed your post today, too!) :-)

      Some Dark Romantic

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  5. I have XTC today too. Crystalized is a great song!

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    1. Yeah, I just saw! Well, they were so much fun, and I heart Andy Partridge's voice. And wow, I'm so pleased that y'all are enjoying Crystalised as much as I have! :-)

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  6. Just found your blog - really glad I did! The XTC song didn't do much for me. Chrystalized was great - exactly what I was expecting based on your description. I really liked the Trash tune but the lyrics are lame. Too bad, with some better lyrics that would be a killer song. Am following you now.

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    1. PS - the font size is just right for my aging eyes

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    2. Thanks, very much, Laurie. And HAH! to your comment re: Trash (meaning, that actually did make me laugh out loud). I can't really argue with you, though after two years of listening to the song pretty frequently, I've grown accustomed to the laconic lyrics. :-)

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  7. That wasn't a bad XTC song - I'm still equivocal about them. impressed you found so many x bands tho

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    1. I had a devil of a time coming up with stuff for "X." God knows what I'll do next year if I sign up for the challenge again.

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  8. 4sure - after doing it for two years I think I'll give it a miss next year. I thought it would be really quick to post a couple of music vids but it's still been a total pain in the arse. I had forgotten about White Town, the ultimate one hit wonder. A guy made it in his room and it's from a woman's perspecive - tres strange.

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    1. I agree with you on the "pain in the arse" factor. I thought that scribbling about 3 tunes would be easy-peasy, but with all the formatting and linking and video finding, each post took about 45 minutes to an hour to write! Completely ate up my weekends this month.

      You did a fair bit more writing on your posts and, it seems, more actual research than I did, so kudos. I especially enjoyed your "Curious fact" bit at the end of every post.

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