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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by SophieC » Wed Jun 18, 2008 16:28

being 16 reminds me of telling my mum i was going to play snooker, sitting in the corner of envy nightclub wearing white jeans, kickers and opal fruit coloured shirt drinking trying to drink enough over priced worthingtons to forget the fact i was hanging around with a right bunch of arsey pillocks, then going home and vomiting all over a pile of freshly laundered clothes. happy days.

insert youtube clip of pumping ibiza house anthems.
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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by gloom button » Wed Jun 18, 2008 16:39

I've just realised last fm and youtube are blocked at work for me now, so jamie's youtube is the only one i can hear. crap. i want accompanying text descriptions of all youtube links now.
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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by humblebee » Thu Jun 19, 2008 08:04

a layer of chips wrote:No-one needs to see that AGAIN. But, yes.

Kurt Ralske had lovely hair.
He was *way* cute. I heart that song too!

Their albums were a big letdown though. Three good songs at the start and the rest was really dull.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by crystalball » Tue Jun 24, 2008 20:39

Those harmonies on 'Where Do You Run To' by Vivian Girls are insanely beautiful.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Jul 02, 2008 21:03

crystalball wrote:Those harmonies on 'Where Do You Run To' by Vivian Girls are insanely beautiful.
Maybe I have to give them another chance. I want to like them--I do!

It doesn't make me shiver per se, but I just need to shout out loud that the walking bassline in The Hollies's "Dear Eloise" is just the most perfectly beautiful thing and not until The Velvet Underground or The Smiths was there any so fine. I have to listen to it again.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 14, 2008 08:25

Travelling back from a do in the car yesterday I was listening to 'Meat is Murder'. I'm not sure there are three greater songs in succession on any album than 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore', 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Well I Wonder'. I was sort of pissed and they all nearly made me cry like a twat.

But don't tell anyone that.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by Paquito » Fri Aug 22, 2008 16:05

I think it's safe to say that 95% of Iron & Wine's Green Man set last weekend could be described as "noodly wash". And then he played The Trapeze Swinger. It was nearly enough to make you forget the horrors of the previous 45 minutes (Sam Beam! Stop getting Upward Over The Mountain wrong!). Nearly.

I've just watched this again and can't believe how great it is. I hope Mr Beam has too and ditches the band.

Ditch the band Mr Beam... Yes, so this is shit that totally made me shiver. Mainly cos I was standing in a muddy puddle when originally watching it...

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Aug 22, 2008 16:42

I do really love that song, though I don't love most of his stuff.

Plus, I've heard he screwed over lots of people who South Florida who helped him out.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 24, 2008 21:08

One off my favourite shivery moments in a song is the end off "No ticket for the train" by Carousel when Liz keeps reapeating the line "my train has gone"... it seems so sad to me.
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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by crystalball » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:33

The intro to 'Homeless Club Kids' by My Favorite makes me feel invincible. Maybe it's the expectation of the lyrics coming up and of that haunting singing but oh. Oh!

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by crystalball » Fri Oct 17, 2008 17:22

And just now it's the bit where the trumpet joins the singing in Razorcuts' 'I Won't Let You Down'. Waaaaah.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 20:38

anni rossi makes me completely weak right now
i said OK! the wind said no

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by gloom button » Tue Feb 10, 2009 04:00

i think this version of this song, as well as being a perfect little recording of people as they are, is a completely beautiful display of understated use of and quiet shifts in language.



there's a funny kind of terrifying bravery in being that honest in your writing, i reckon.
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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by gogogadgetpop » Tue Feb 10, 2009 05:28

Shimmer by The Flatmates gives me shivers if I listen to it at the right time.

Seeing El Perro del Mar live was one long shiver... such a wonderful show, and such beautifully sad songs.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by RITH » Wed Feb 18, 2009 22:16

I've got nothing with Sinéad O'Connor. I don't know any of her albums, but her hits always left me quite indifferent. When she got a bit controversial and/or weird I just felt sorry for her, but care? Not really.

Even this song, I couldn't care less. Except.

Except that I remember sitting in front of the TV, in 1988. Watching the (yearly Dutch) Pinkpop festival live on TV with my sister and my mom. And there was Sinéad. Alone, with an angry voice and an acoustic guitar.

Think what you want, but this made an impression on my 10 year old self. The most powerful music I'd ever heard.

I still don't care a lot about Sinéad O'Conner one way or the other. But she taught me something about music with this performance, and suddenly my Europe and Billy Ocean tapes sounded incredibly tame.

Hate the song or the singer all you want, but these here were my very first music induced shivers ever.


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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by Minky » Thu Feb 19, 2009 21:10

Seeing El Perro del Mar live was one long shiver... such a wonderful show, and such beautifully sad songs.
i am SO with you on that one. i've see her twice - once for the first lp and once for "from the valley to the stars" - and although i prefer the first lp, the last show i saw was spellbinding.

the fact i went to the show alone and was on my third or fourth vodka tonic by the time she hit the stage could've played SOME part in my enjoying the beautiful sadness before me, however!
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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by Hunk Of Spam » Thu Feb 19, 2009 22:47

Paquito wrote:I think it's safe to say that 95% of Iron & Wine's Green Man set last weekend could be described as "noodly wash". And then he played The Trapeze Swinger. It was nearly enough to make you forget the horrors of the previous 45 minutes (Sam Beam! Stop getting Upward Over The Mountain wrong!). Nearly.

I've just watched this again and can't believe how great it is. I hope Mr Beam has too and ditches the band.

Ditch the band Mr Beam... Yes, so this is shit that totally made me shiver. Mainly cos I was standing in a muddy puddle when originally watching it...

YES!!!! This was bloomin' amazing, that was the best festival ending ever. the national into iron and wine into pentangle! and this was the perfect setting for iron and wine with the dark mountains in the background the muddy fields, the expectant crowd who was just in awe, the perfect sound, just one of my favourite festival moments ever!

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by gloom button » Sun Feb 22, 2009 04:39

This is one of most beautiful pieces of writing I know; it's amazing to me how many different ways Will Oldham can put sadness and defiance together. The two cymbal crashes going into the last two choruses are especially just right, too, the second one just a tiny touch quieter and sadder. I don't know if that's drumming genius or a happy accident.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by crystalball » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:41

There's a bit towards the beginning of Dusty Springfield's 'What Good is I Love You?', where she sings "but circumstances made you stayed by her side" which pretty much sums up why I worship at her altar: her voice does that breathless, exasperated thing where it drops just for a moment and then picks up again and it's just gorgeous and heartbreaking.

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Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

Post by roobee » Thu Apr 16, 2009 09:40

Homegame listening homework -



Right now, there's not a lovelier song in the world.

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