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Off Air - 63 - Sparklehorse


"I love his songs… it's like opening your eyes underwater at the bottom of a stream. You go, 'Look what's down here!'" 
- Tom Waits. 

After his team up with PJ Harvey on "Piano Fire" Mark Linkous' music really clicked for me when I heard the radio edit of "Happy Man." I was the modern rock music director of my college radio station (and an emotionally needy one at that). Naturally, that was it. I picked up anything with his name attached, albums, soundtracks, EPs; it made tolerable how I felt about whichever girl wouldn't talk to me, whichever dream job I was never going to get. It didn't/doesn't offer catharsis for any of those but it does gives dignity to any honest feeling of dejection.

Linkous made me realize sadness could be fiercely hopeful. Maybe I'm romanticizing the past, maybe I'm not looking hard enough but no other artist I know today can create that same sensation.

The music of Sparklehorse is the best heartbreak I've ever known.

Mark - Recording


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Dark Night of the Soul is GO! 


The news that Dark Night of the Soul will see the light of release day is a bittersweet boon to indie rock lovers in light of Linkous' death.  


While there's no official release date yet (though it's expected soon) you can still stream the entire album where it made its official debut: NPR's music page



Dark Night of the Soul


 



 



(left to right: David Lynch, Sparklehorse, Danger Mouse)

 

Headlights At Blue Lamp

 

Polyvinyl Records' Headlights are some neat-o people. I should know, we had tacos together last Friday. The blog from last week's show alludes a giveaway coinciding with the band's first appearance at Sacramento's Blue Lamp. 

That will instead happen soon at our Facebook page
Keep those eyes peeled.



Off Air Internin'

With Meg Sevier hanging up her Off Air spurs in pursuit of a job that, well, pays - my show needs capable folks willing to help create this thing each week.  We'll soon post an intern description form here

In the mean time get used to me making funny pictures of you in Microsoft Powerpoint.


Meg Penate

Shown: "Funny Picture"

 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Play List

12:00a
12:00a
Sparklehorse: Homecoming Queen - from Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot FindBUY
12:03a
Sparklehorse: Someday I Will Treat You Good - from Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot FindBUY
12:07a
Sparklehorse: Hundreds of Sparrows - from Good Morning Spider FindBUY
12:09a
Sparklehorse: Heart of Darkness - from Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot FindBUY
12:11a
Sparklehorse: Chaos of the Galaxy/Happy Man - from Good Morning Spider FindBUY
12:16a
Sparklehorse: Sick of Goodbyes - from Good Morning Spider FindBUY
12:19a
Sparklehorse: Don't Take My Sunshine Away - from Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain FindBUY
12:22a
Sparklehorse: Some Sweet Day - from Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain FindBUY
12:25a
Sparklehorse: It's Not So Hard - from Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain FindBUY
12:31a
Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse & The Flaming Lips: Revenge - from Dark Night of the Soul
12:35a
Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse & James Mercer: Insane Lulabye - from Dark Night of the Soul
12:39a
Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse & Nina Persson: Daddy's Gone - from Dark Night of the Soul
12:42a
Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse & Vic Chesnutt: Grim Augry - from Dark Night of the Soul
12:44a
Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse & David Lynch: Dark Night of the Soul - from Dark Night of the Soul
12:49a
Sparklehorse: Sad & Beautiful World - from Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot FindBUY
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