Song Of The Day: Daniel Johnston – Devil Town

I was livin’ in a devil town
Didn’t know it was a devil town
Oh lord it really brings me down
About the devil town
And all my friends were vampires
Didn’t know they were vampires
Turns out I was a vampire myself
In the devil town
I was livin’ in a devil town
Didn’t know it was a devil town
Oh lord it really brings me down
About the devil town

Giant Hand

Sono passati due anni dal fulminante esordio di Giant Hand “Coming Home”.
Giant Hand (Kirk Ramsay) torna ora sulle scene con un nuovo EP “Starting As People”, uscito il 15 marzo, che proietta il giovane artista canadese nell’olimpo dei cantautori folk.

MP3 Giant HandStarting As People II

Cover Me, Comfort Me #4

Download it here (.zip file, 47,45 MB)

1. Crooked FingersSolitary Man (Neil Diamond)

2. William Elliott Whitmore Don’t Pray On Me (Bad Religion)

3. Noah and the WhaleDevil Town (Daniel Johnston)

4. Amanda Palmer I Will Follow You Into The Dark (Death Cab For Cutie)

5. Shannon WrightI Started A Joke (Bee Gees)

6. Mark KozelekLazy (Low)

7. Dean & Britta Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)

8. David PajoAngelfuck (The Misfits)

9. Horse FeathersDrain You (Nirvana)

10. The Handsome FamilyFamous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen)

Giant Hand

No matter what mood I am in, I always end up listening to sad and obscure Canadian folk singers; as a friend from Calgary pointed out, that does not sound so bad after all!
This time around I stumbled upon the MySpace page of Giant Hand, a young Ottawa-based artist who goes by the name of Kirk Ramsay: the first song on his page was still playing when I logged into my iTunes account to download his debut album “Coming Home”. It did not take me long to realize that Kirk is a talented artist, who performs his acoustic music with sparse and precise arrangements that showcase the depth of his songwriting.
The more often I listen to “Coming Home”, the more enchanted I become. Kirk’s voice sounds so vulnerable and he really wears his heart on his sleeve when he sings.
Legend has it Kirk picked up a guitar only a year and a half ago, after watching the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Now he is a top friend on his hero’s MySpace page. Giant Hand is ready to hit the big time.

MP3 Giant HandComing Down from the Mountains

MySpace: Giant Hand

Buy Giant Hand – Coming Home at iTunes Music Store

Giant Hand


Happy Birthday, Dear Blog

Questo blog compie oggi un anno.
Si festeggia l’evento con una bella compilation di cover, all’insegna dell’allegria più sfrenata.

Steve Wynn QuintetSummer Wine (Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood)
Grant Lee PhillipsSo. Central Rain (R.E.M.)
Antony & The JohnsonsKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
José GonzalezLove Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)
Evan DandoHow Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
James William HindleI Started A Joke (The Bee Gees)
New BuffaloDon’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nina Simone)
Emiliana TorriniSound Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Natalie MerchantSpace Oddity (David Bowie)
Matthew GoodTrue Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)

Potete scaricare l’intera compilation (file zip) al seguente indirizzo: Compilation Happy Days Are Here Again.