I used to do these posts matching photographs with songs, which I loved, except it got to be a little time-consuming. But I miss doing them and sharing music, so I thought I’d try picking it up again except this time I’d just do a mini version (5 songs instead of 12). My goal is to put it out on Mondays b/c Mondays are No Fun. Anyway, in honor of it being almost October, and for me getting Pretty Monsters a day early and reading “The Constable of Abal” (a mother and daughter team catch ghosts with ribbons and charms), a mixtape of specters and strangeness. Excerpt:
Zilla fed gobbets of tragedy, romance, comedy to the ghosts who dangled so hungrily at the end of their ribbons. One has to feed a ghost something delicious, and there is only so much blood a grown woman and a smallish girl have to spare.
Norah Jones, “Young Blood”
Young blood, young bone
Old ghosts go home
The Drums, “Down By The Water”
If you fall asleep down by the water,
baby, I’ll carry you all the way home.
Priscilla Ahn, “Empty House”
I can’t stay for too long.
Bell X1, “I’ll See Your Heart and I’ll Raise You Mine”
I caught them playing poker
and I think it was the devil who said
“I’ll see your heart
and I’ll raise you mine”
“Will you be the card up my sleeve?”
says one to the other
and this time they hold their gaze
for too long.
And I’ll cross oceans like never before
so you can feel the way I feel it too
And I’ll mirror images back at you
so you can see the way I feel it too.