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Ghazals for Spring


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The things I see

Hours clot. Birds flap like passports. Fields explode with temper tantrums. Here comes trouble.

- Spencer Reece. Ghazals for Spring.

The Left BankeI’ve got something on my mind
(Walk away Renee / 1967)
Jens LekmanI saw her in the anti-war demonstration
(Julie Ep / 2004)
Xiao HeMama
(High-flying Birds Unfall on the Slow Cattle’s Back / 2002)
The SubmarinesYou, me and the Bourgeoisie
(Honeysuckle weeks / 2008)
The Bird & the BeeI’m a broken heart
(The Bird and the bee / 2007)


Yet another lazy Sunday pitched somewhere between complete cynicism and total naïvete.

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Category: Pop

5 Responses

  1. Nico says:

    When I saw the title of this post I was hoping for actual ghazals. Oh well, still good stuff.

  2. renata says:

    it’s incredible: i just love your sundays :)

    thanks for that. the listings are always good for my mondays.

  3. jeremy says:

    so good. where can i get the extended version??

  4. Eenie says:

    I went to school with Spencer Reece….

  5. Michael M says:

    So fun to hear “I’ve got something on my Mind” after listening to Jens Lekman’s “Black Cab” for years!

The song makes its imprint
in the air, making itself felt,
a felt world. Here, there,
the stunned silence

of knowing I will not remember
what I heard;

futures that will never happen,
a fluidity we cannot achieve
except as a child
creating possibility.

This is the untranslatable song
hidden in the earth.

-Untranslatable Song [1]