Monday, March 08, 2010

Mogwai - Come On, Die Young

"If you could come alive for a second that you will soon be in. If you could, yes, hear the grass grow and, yes, the cricket’s heartbeat. If you could fully comprehend all life, all alive then you would be dancing on a sublime full stop." D. Howie

"And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." Matthew 5:30

I have gnawed my own hand off. I sit in the avarice of my bedroom, and by the bed lies my left hand. The pressure between normal and pain has now equalised, it would be a lie to say I am not in pain, the pain is unquenchable, but I no longer notice it. The air has married time and they have dissolved into a blend of space, which wobbles uncertainly if anything moves through it. When I throw my hand from the desk it neither cuts nor glances but whirrs through the shallow air. I start by making a small incision just back at the junction between wrist and hand, then I bite into my radial and ulna artery, and continue to bite. Until I lose all thoughts...

They will later put newspapers over the lithe hand, lying, still now, in wait for an icebox and an ambulance.

Craig David - What's Your Flava

There's this great bit in this song where Craig sings about how he took a Flavour out for a meal and it nearly cost him twenty bucks. He sounds so indignant, like he expects some flavour in return. You can take this metaphor really deep. 'Cos like you can say if a girl is Vanilla then she goes with lots of people easily. So Vanilla is the flavour of a conducive lady OR an amiable lady. But, like, if you say a lady is cappucino, then you're limiting her in terms of viable partners. It really is versatile. Lots like Darius' 'Colour' metaphor. Yes.

Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You

There's this amazing bit in this video (a lot of the song's charm/smarm relies on the video) where Justin is sexy. But he looks a lot more like a palsied sylph than a bomb. Like he's going to lick the poor girl's face off, as his eyes attempt the classic 'slow smoulder' look. But, the Trilb redeems himself as the dynamic "why don't you give a chance..." swoops in, in through the sexist "to be a man", out through "I just wanna love ya baby, yeahyeahyeah..." More to come. From Justin.