Stereogum has been featuring a great new short called “Breakfast at Sulimay’s”, on Scrapple.tv. Each one is perfect. It showcases three standup citizens and their reactions to new tunes. I feel we should all feel a bit bad for treating older generations like infants, because we like how cute and innocent and “out of touch” with us they are. Hey man.
These three retirees give honest and direct responses to songs. Unlike many of us, isn’t it great when people actually actively listen to music? Every night before I go to bed man. Us youngsters don’t actively listen enough. The backing soundtrack to our self-indulgently cinematic streetcar ride or the latest acid jazz to go with your truffle oil in Yorkville. They recently featured Bon Iver and who doesn’t want to see a response to pure music from this audience. I was satisfied. Here’s their reaction to opening track “Blood Bank” on the Blood Bank EP (along with Common’s Universal Mind Control).
Here’s the song in full. Telecaster, tone at 2 or 3, C major G major Eminor something else, and a voice that makes flowers lean due to beautytaxis.
Bon Iver – Blood Bank
And another reason why I love this man. He can make the last song on a small little Jagjagwuar EP better than Imogen Heap and all of 808s and Heartbreak. His use of autotune on a lush mellow folk song is hilarious and beautiful and perfect and what I hope is a tall finger to a lot of pop music.
Bon Iver – Woods
I’m up in the woods I’m down on my mind I’m building a still to slow down the time.