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stillness is the move

Hey, I decided- for the remainder of the year, I'm going to start highlighting what I think the best songs were. Can't say much about albums, because I didn't buy so many. but songs: yes, indeed.

so my first song in this series is going to be a song I JUST learned to appreciate, "Stillness Is the Move" by Dirty Projectors, a band that is now fast growing on me. I always lumped them in that too-pretentious category, with Animal Collective and Panda Bear. mistake on my part! see:



there's something very primal and sexy about it. it's been called the "poppiest" of their songs by fans but it's not like, I dunno, "Parties in the USA" (HAYYYYYY) or something.

Now I see why Talking Heads and Bjork can be counted as fans. Damn. SOME FANS. I hate to say though that the Solange cover was what got me interested. sigh.

I also, on an unrelated note, saw Nellie McKay last night and MET her. I was probably the most overzealous person there. it scared her at first but then she grew to like me. there is a disgusting photo of us together in which I look like a shark and she looks adorable, as always. very engaging performer.

p.s. feel free to suggest songs for me to listen to! I've got an open mind.

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