Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sad and Simple Song

The Field Mice's "Emma's House" is among my favorite songs. I love it for its simplicity and its unapologetic melancholy. It inspires images of overcast seasides, brisk winds, and the painful passage of time. How romantic!

Of course, all of this gushing begs the reasonable question, "If you love it so much, why don't you marry it?" And my answer is that I would, if it were legal. But, as of now, I can only marry men and women (and possibly chimpanzees in Spain).

But in all seriousness:

If you were to marry an album, which would it be? Leave your answers as comments below!

(Ex: I would marry Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, because I think we're compatible for the long term. It really understands what's "goin' on.")

Here's "Emma's House:"

The Field Mice - Emma's House (Snowball, dated to some time in the late 80's or early 90's)
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Allison said...

Wow- marrying an album...I'm not sure if I'm ready for that kind of commitment. Can I pick two...? I'm going to pick one classical one and one non-classical one.

Classical: "Complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Violin," Rachel Podger (baroque violin)

Non-Classical: "A Healthy Distrust," Sage Francis

(I mean, who doesn't have a thing for anarchists with rhythm and rhyme?)

Eric said...

I answered this question last summer. It involved an affair though. I don't remember who (what album) was involved.


hmm... album to marry...

I really like the album you and allie made for me for xmas... but that's not an album.

Maybe "Let it Die" by Feist...