peteg's blog - noise - music - 2006 11 21 LeonardCohenMorriconeJarvis

New Music

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Got my order from Chaos:
  • An erratic compilation of old Ennio Morricone music scores.
  • Jarvis Cocker's new album, imaginatively titled Jarvis. It's quite weird, somewhat like an Elvis Costello second-CD where he tries out all the kinds of music that didn't make him famous. Very endearing.
  • Leonard Cohen: Ten New Songs, with the sublime A Thousand Kisses Deep (thanks to Dave for the pointer). Now I have to scare up I'm Your Man. I note that both he (a big man of words) and Raymond Smullyan (a big man of logic) were drawn to Zen.

    Even so, I can't get past the full version of the incomparable Waiting for the Miracle from The Future:

    Ah I don't believe you'd like it,
    You wouldn't like it here.
    There ain't no entertainment
    and the judgements are severe.
    The Maestro says it's Mozart
    but it sounds like bubble gum
    I haven't been this happy
    since the end of World War II.

    and so forth.