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Friday, April 27, 2007

You Search All Day For Just a Taste

posted by on April 27 at 14:48 PM


It’s hard to pick a favorite song from Mirah’s Advisory Committee, but I’ve managed to do it. It’s the first track, it’s called “Cold, Cold Water,” and it’s the kind of song that, whenever I listen to it, I feel like there’s no way the world is a completely shitty place because something this fucking beautiful and perfect manages to exist in it. Dramatic? Yeah, totally. But am I exaggerating? Absolutely not.

Here. Listen to it. Love it.

The song kills me. The thunderous cymbals in the beginning, followed by the organ. Fuck. The haunting and echoing screaming towards the end makes me shiver. The lyric “I’m so number one that it’s a shame, a shame/That you let other numbers in the game” absolutely breaks my heart. And then the explosion of sound immediately after that line? Boom! Wow. And the plucking acoustic guitar standing out from the swirling strings… the big drums… it’s the prettiest epic song that has ever existed ever.

And then there’s her voice. Describing Mirah’s voice with words is impossibleóit’s pointless and unfair to even try. And now I will proceed to listen to it no fewer than 25 times before being able to physically stop.

It’s the best song ever (this week). And forever.

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Well played, Miss Seling. Well played indeed.

In addition to "Cold Cold Water," I happen to love "The Garden."

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Posted by Matt Garman | April 27, 2007 3:28 PM

Oh man!! Mirah in general is great!! Advisory Committee is probably one of my fave albums of all time. Recommendation is my favorite song on that album, but really, you have to listen to it all the way thru.

Posted by Scottie | April 27, 2007 4:02 PM

Oh yeah! Advisory Committee is an outstanding album. I listen to Recommendation over and over. As well as the rest of the album. Sad, mad, glad, beautifully heartbreaking, and all the rest.

Posted by rtw | April 27, 2007 4:13 PM

My only memory Mirah, seems it was yesterday, maybe though5-8 years ago. She performed ina fternoon saturday, and soared around a couple octaves-- great show, i ended up buying or actually ordering Microphones LP,(still unwrapped, whereabouts unknown, probably unwrapped by now, right. yeah, Phil or who's in that band Mt Eerie? great interaction off the stage to the crowd acting with us...

i missed one of the bands, either the headliner or opener. they were out of from town,, and i can only take so much good music in a time frame, and the day belonged here with K &Anacortes people...

the band missed? thw White Stripes,
if i ever move back to PA, Mirah is a Philly woman, yeah?

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