These are some tracks from the Torres - Sprinter album and In the Valley Below - The Belt albums that I really enjoy.
I recently read “Seven Languages in Seven Week” [Pragmatic, Bruce Tate, 2010], and found it very interesting. This is not a book about spoken languages, but computer languages.
I am going through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list. I am cheating a bit by starting at 100 and working my way to number one.
Even if you do not agree with the RS rankings or my numeric grades below, it is a fun list because it exposes you to some albums that might be outside of your usual listening genre that are worth a listen. I am up to number 74 on the list and these are my findings so far...
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:
Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange
It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man
Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...
...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters
The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.
nick cave-midnight man
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