Musique Mardi*: 27 Jennifers

*The formerly awkwardly-named Musical Interlude Tuesday will henceforth be referred to as Musique Mardi. What with the introduction of yesterday's L'Atelier Lundi I may be painting myself into a corner where every post must have an alliterative title (in French no less), but let's just go with it for now.
This week's selection is Mike Doughty's 27 Jennifers. The video creeps me out, but oh are the lyrics ever lovely. I mean, this is poetry:
 It’s the sweet shine of,
Yeah, force of divine love
The blessed arrival of you

You might be the one that I’ve been seeking for
You might be the strange delightful
You might be the girly who shall end all girls
You might be the sweet unspiteful

 The strange delightful indeed. I have been a fan since his Soul Coughing days, but whereas those were albums better suited for my strung-out on coffee late-nights in the art studio college era, his more recent solo work is melodic and layered and joyful and a good friend on contemplative rainy summer nights.


Stephanie Perkins said...

Thanks to you, I've been listening to this song nonstop for the last hour. So great! :)

Lilie said...

Yay! So glad you like :)
I think you'd enjoy the whole compilation (Golden Delicious) -- my other favorite song from the album is I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress to Keep on Dancin (how great is that title).

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