Wednesday, October 12, 2005
you're written in her book/you're number 37, have a look
today's first shuffle song on ipod: "Femme Fatale" - The Velvet Underground, from The Velvet Underground and Nico
my friend eg taped me this album in high school off of her mom's lp (one of the originals with the andy warhol peel-off banana sticker - the banana underneath was bright pink). my taped copy was all hissy and warm-sounding, so hearing it on cd or digitally is weird for me - it sounds too clean. i really liked the rem cover of this song and i think that rem is how i got into the velvet underground originally - dead letter office had covers of this, "there she goes again" and "pale blue eyes," and so i asked eg for a copy. that is exactly how discovering new (or before-your-time) music is supposed to happen.
i crashed at my brother's one night on his couch in the front room, where he has the stereo, and lots of windows that allow for very bright mornings. he woke me up by playing "who loves the sun," this really sweet/sad jangly early vu song, very loudly.