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Sunday Night Songs

This song is going around in my head. The video is a bit odd, but the singer, Yael Naim, is just lovely:



And this song, by a virtually unknown band called The Autumn Film is incredibly soothing. The quality of this video is dubious, especially after the 3 minute mark, but the content comes through:




Tonight, I watched Romeo & Juliet (the Dicaprio-Danes version that I purchased for $5) with my parents. I love it. But halfway through...I wanted to stop. I wanted a happy ending. My heart can't handle the tension, the drama, the inevitable tragedy.

On a brighter note, though, the soundtrack is stellar. It includes covers of this song by The Cardigans:



It also contains a cover of When Doves Cry, which is impossible to find on YouTube, because apparently Prince is keen on protecting his copyrights.* That's okay, because I watched the first minute or so of his music video from the song, and it's just creepy anyway. Not that I'm surprised.


*if you really want to watch it, google video still has it.

Comments

Suzanne said…
I love the song "when doves cry." We bought the Romeo and Juilet soundtrack back in the day. If I find it I'll send you that song. Also the Cardigans are amazing. Buy some of their old songs stat. I recommend: Erase and Rewind, My Favourite Game. hmm that's all I can remember. If I find that old album too I'll send you some.
Suzanne said…
also.. i really like the autumn film song. If you ever find the song in better quality I'd love to hear/have it. Do you know what it's called?
Suzanne said…
oh wait.. i see what it's called. Sorry. I should read more carefully.

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