jason christoper hartley

May 16, 2006

Three Songs by The New Pornographers

Filed under: Music — Jason Christopher Hartley @ 3:08 am

What can I say. I’ve been in a funk. Existential despair. Not depression, just this sense of hopelessness and futility.

I read Paul Rieckhoff’s book, Chasing Ghosts. His memoir about Iraq reminded me much of my own experiences there and I’m disgusted by what a miscarriage of morality Iraq has become. My actual feelings on the subject are much too lachrymal for print, so I’ll leave it at this: I’m nostalgic for the days when we would impeach a president for something as trivial as getting a blowjob from a rubenesque intern.

There has been little that has brought me much inspiration as of late other than music. Perhaps this is ironic. Perhaps I should be finding inspiration in others’ writings, but it pleases me to hope that someone might listen to what I have listened to and feel as I did when I first discovered it.

All three of these songs are from The New Pornographers’ 2005 album, “Twin Cinema“.

The New Pornographers – Use It.mp3
The New Pornographers – These Are The Fables.mp3
The New Pornographers – Sing Me Spanish Techno.mp3

The New Pornographers

One Response to “Three Songs by The New Pornographers”

  1. C Says:

    Life is hard. Music can be a friend. I like driving in my car alone. I find a song with rhythm and turn it up until it’s at just the right volume, where I can feel the beat rolling over me. Music is a massage for the soul, and a vacation from thinking too much.

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