Friday, June 5, 2009

For about two weeks straight I was listening to The Decemberists’ “The Hazards of Love”. I caught them performing on The Colbert Report and knew I needed to hear more. The husband caught the bug too and purchased the CD the very next day. I reveled in its ambitious themes, and the smoky, powerful voice of their guest female vocalist on “The Wanting Comes In Waves”. I listened to “The Rake” over and over and dug its sharp drums and mean lyrics. In "The Queen's Rebuke" these lyrics are awesome:
"I'm made of bones of the branches the boughs and the brow-beating light/While my feet are the trunks and my head is the canopy high/And my fingers extend to the leaves in the eves, and the bright/Brighter shineI/t's my shine/And he/Was a baby abandonedEntombed in a cradle of clay/And I was a soul who took pity and stole him away/And gave him the form of a faun to inhabit by day.."

But now, I’m over it. The spell is broken. I still like it, but I don’t need to hear it every day. It’s funny how that happens.


  1. I totally know what you mean about suddenly being OVER it! It's weird when I'll get fixated on a band, listen to them every single day, then... poof! As you say, the spell is broken. There are a few bands that does NOT happen with, that I'm still Asperger's about. Like Rasputina, Veruca Salt, & Hole. I had a Decemberists experience with Bis. And Dresden Dolls.

  2. I'm totally the opposite about music that REALLY "strikes a chord" in me. I make a point to NOT listen to it over & over because I treasure it and don't WANT to ever be over it!