Thursday, December 3, 2009

Music Love

With the weather turning apocalyptic this week, I've moved blog operations to the comfort of my significant other's couch. We are simple creatures—lovers of cheap wine and not-so-cheap beer, pizza, crackers, and asiago cheese—and often we do nothing more than lie on the couch and listen to each other's iPods. Sometimes listening to music turns into a guitar sing-along of tremendously tone-deaf proportions: I am no effervescent song bird. This week, for example, I've been practicing Christmas carols on my cello, so naturally, we have to work on the guitar accompaniment and sing the lyrics loudly and badly.

(Scott Matthews)

If we never did this, we would never discover each other's guilty pleasures and secret music stashes. My partner in crime has been holding out on me. Just the other night he pulled a British singer out of his hat: Scott Matthews, who covered The Smiths' "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" in 2007, sounding like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake.

"The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" by Scott Matthews

Download "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" [mp3]

My friend also shared this version of a Stars song with me:

"Your Ex-Lover Is Dead (Final Fantasy Mix)" by Stars

Download "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead (Final Fantasy Mix)" [mp3]

There's nothing better than discovering you both have a soft spot for the Smashing Pumpkins' "Drown," but what happens when Morningwood's "Nth Degree" raises its head?


  1. thanks for making MorningWood get stuck in my head for two days - that sounds bad.

  2. Sorry about that to the nth degree!