Seven Days of Sufjan : part 2

Let us be honest for a moment. Sufjan Stevens was the single driving force that brought music blogging to the prominent position that it now holds. He was the indie darling we all loved and craved and he’s the only reason you might be skimming this skimpy post.

He’s one of the most prolific songwriters of this millennium and his Christmas tunes are simply amazing. And so I bring to you the second installment of Seven Days of Sufjan. Enjoy the music and check back tomorrow for another song.

mp3 : Sufjan Stevens – We Three Kings of Orient Are

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Seven Days of Sufjan

As I try to sort out why Hype doesn’t recognize mp3’s stored over at gigasize I’ve decided to begin my Seven Days of Sufjan a couple of days early. For the next seven days, beginning now, I’ll be posting a Christmas song by Sufjan once a day. If I get requests or I get enough comments I might even up it to two or three songs a day, depending on the traffic this gets.

Here’s the first track, keep coming back for more.

mp3 : Sufjan Stevens – What Child Is This Anyway?

Oh, and please make sure to take the files from the previous two posts about Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. Everyone needs a little classic Christmas music in their lives and those two guys are essential to anyone’s holiday collection.

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Radiohead

Radiohead never fails to impress. And this track is no different. Included below is one of their finest live reworkings of a song. The song, Fog, first appeared on the album Knives Out after being launched as “Alligators in New York Sewers” in Caesaria on July 9th, 2000.

From that first play, where Thom Yorke introduced it as “kind of a silly song,” it has matured and grown into something at once melancholic and beautiful. The version posted here comes from a single entitled Go To Sleep #1 and is a nice stripped down acoustic version with just Thom and Jonny.

mp3 : Radiohead – Fog (Again) (Live)

lyrics :

there’s a little child
runnin’ round this house
and he never leaves
he will never leave
and the fog comes up
from the sewers
and glows in the dark

baby alligators in the sewers
grow up fast
grow up fast
anything you want it can be done now
how did you go bad?
did you go bad?
did you go bad?
some things will never wash away
did you go bad?
did you go bad?