Wednesday, January 14, 2009
'Not that you're obsessed or anything'.
But I do get obsessed, don't you?
I latch on to certain songs sometimes, and they might not even be new to me and there might not even be an obvious reason - 'maybe it's the time of year or maybe it's the time of man, I don't know' - and this week it's been that last Cocteaus album, the one no-one really (ahem) treasures, and two songs in particular on it with real - terrifyingly, shockingly real after all the spooning good singing gum business - lyrics; and I've been playing them and playing them and playing them.
And then, only today, and all this time later, do I hear for the first time that only those two songs from it (as far as I know) exist in earlier, very different, chamber versions on this*
And if I thought I was in Heaven (or Las Vegas) before, I most certainly am now.
Intimacy is when we're in the same place at the same time
Dealing honestly with how we feel, and who we really are
'You boys and your indie sirens'.
Cocteau Twins - 'Half-Gifts' (Twinlights EP version) (1995)
Cocteau Twins - 'Rilkean Heart' (Twinlights EP version) (1995)
* oh yes, you all knew that. But I didn't. And I've enjoyed the discovery.