Thursday, March 22, 2007


Not to turn this site into a collage of world causes, or anything, but the Guardian informs me that today is World Water Day. I remember in Cubs we were told to think about water, and how we take it for granted, followed by the mandatory slide-show presentation. I think we were told that baths are better than showers, if you like to have a long wash. But worse, if you prefer a short wash? I think that's how it went. Well, today's the day we think about these things, with the topic being "Coping with water scarcity"... and then there's the debate about water-tax... and so it seems there's no better time for a post involving songs and water. And some of these are really really good!

World Water Day 2007

Colour Revolt - Mattresses Underwater
Damien Rice - Cold Water (live)
Sorta - Water Music
Justice - Waters of Nazareth (Erol Alkan's Dur Dur Durrr re-edit)
Richard Hawley - You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til The River Runs Dry)
Leah Abramson - Waterworks
Fionn Regan - Blackwater Child
Rachel's - Water From The Same Source
The Weepies - Rocks & Water (live)
Griffin House - Waterfall

Fionn Regan makes catchy down-tempo folk music, and his live performances are captivating - just as you're about to drift off into your own reverie, he draws you in with poetic one-liners like "pull a diamond from your sleeve", or playful introductions like "this one's for anyone who has been dumped by fax machine, or fountain pen, or been pick-pocketed, or met that guy who steals your eyelashes and then comes back for your eyebrows.... "

To this day I have never seen Damien Rice live, despite being a fan ever since O came out in Ireland. I want to see Justice live. I know little to nothing about the other bands featured on this mix, other than the fact that they have pleasing songs. Smile.

Another thing Fionn Regan said that night:

"this song is for anyone who has been in a kebab shop at 3am and starting drumming their fingers on the counter like it's a grand piano and your friends say "we've had a good evening... but i think we should get a taxi"

--- I well know the feeling.

Normal service shall continue shortly.

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