Thursday, August 27, 2009

i don't think i'd risk another these days.

As a bit of Warhol fanatic, I discovered the song "These Days" through a Nico documentary. Jackson Browne wrote the tune at age sixteen, and it is one of the most emotional songs that I've connected with. Nico's version is severe, as is much of her work, but it is poignant and reflective. That being said, I've found a cover by St. Vincent that nearly makes me cry upon each listen. Vocally and musically it is very close to perfection, and I'm incredibly particular about female vocalists.

Elliott Smith cover

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