a little east of reality

Sunday, March 26, 2006

whimpering at the machine

From time to time Rage has a guest host who programs the playlist and introduces several of the songs throughout the show. Tonight it's Antony of Antony and the Johnsons.

Consequently while blogging and reading tonight I have been treated to a slew of folkie, falsetto-ish 'we're goth on the inside' singers/bands (eg, Augie March, Jeff Buckley, Sigur Ros, Bright Eyes, The Elected) with film clips (Americans read: music videos) featuring spooky-looking children, tweed-wearing oldies walking around fishing villages, and in a recent Sigur Ros clip, teenagers with Down's Syndrome dressed up as angels prancing in a field. Fields are prevelent actually, as are bad alternative fashion and deceptively simple lyrics.

Suffice it to say, it's been an interesting and angsty four hours. And now to bed.