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I always dig stuff from Karen O, especially when she did stuff as part of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs—I often drove very fast to songs from Gold Lion just hammering at my speakers—but this little jam with Danger Mouse has been in my head all week.
It reminds me of a period when I was working night shifts, and I'd head out of work as the sun rose, and drive around the city in the early morning. And, I had this old Jeep with no heat, so the inside of the top would be covered in frost, and I'd just freeze my ass off until the engine warmed up the cabin.
Karen O, sí... Gold Lion is so fine. First time I heard it was on an iTune Sessions release. I'm also a fan of assorted tracks on Yeah Yeah Yeah's Show Your Bones and It's Blitz! albums. The son of one of my friends worked for awhile in a studio the band used to rehearse in. He said he'd have worked there for free and lived on the street to hang onto that job except for needing the money to pay for school.
VW bug took the first ten miles of back road adventures to start putting out heat on the way back to the city during winters when I was still a weekend commuter. So much frost I'd be scrubbing the inside of the windshield with a scrubby sponge and a washrag... the elkhound in the back seat was covered in an old army blanket and if I looked in the rear view I could see her looking at me like "why are we doing this again?" and she was wearing a fur coat under that blanket. At my earliest opportunity I moonlighted on a side project to get the money up for a ride that would at least defrost the windshield in the driveway.
Today is all sparkly from sun on some fresh snowfall so I'm back to Mozart piano concertos. Currently No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, one of a series performed and conducted by Murray Perahia with the English Chamber Orchestra.