Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Darker Catalogue

Winter has fallen. Tonight is due to be this autumn's first night of frost in this part of England; the second blanket is on the bed, the coffee in the grinder for the morning, and it's time to put the darker catalogue onto the iPod playlist.

Whilst 'winter' does appear to be the theme of this post, it is totally coincidental that my favourite track at the moment is called 'If Winter Ends'. Damn Conor Oberst has got me again. I wish he'd stop reminding me that I love navel-gazing lo-fi, because I wasn't aware I was that much of a hipster.

(I'm not, I promise. I don't own a single piece of floral clothing, my hair's its natural colour and I've only seen Pete Doherty live one time. One time!)

Anyway, this post has the late-night intention of showing you how 'emotional' Conor can be, without implicating that I'm sitting here in a puddle of my own tears or anything, which I'm not, because that would be silly. So without further ado, here's the song:


  1. One of the coolest things i ever saw at a show was Bright Eyes covering Summer Babe with Steve Malkmus standing by the stage waiting to go on.

    It was in New Orleans and it was the last night of the tour for Bright Eyes...I guess they thought they'd a little fun him.

    Can't say I'm a huge fan but, it was fun and I made a small fortune recently on the records I bought that night.

  2. Oh that would be incredibly cool! And yeah, Bright Eyes fans are good at spending money on rare records...

    Thanks for the comment. :)