Feeling too good for TV keeps getting harder.
The Handsome Family, “Far From Any Road”
True Detective (2014), theme song
Live, England (Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas), 2008
Nothing hits the spot, sometimes, like a homicidal love song.
The Handsome Family, “My Beautiful Bride”
Live, Australia (Sydney), 2010
art beat: Monday at the Art Institute of Chicago
Utagawe Hiroshige, Autumn Moon over Tama River (from the series Eight Views of the Environs of Edo), 1837-38
The tree of country music has lots of eccentric branches.
The Handsome Family, “My Friend” (2009)
The Everyday Enchantment of Music
by Mark Strand
(Almost Invisible )
A rough sound was polished until it became a smoother sound, which was polished until it became music. Then the music was polished until it became the memory of a night in Venice when tears of the sea fell from the Bridge of Sighs, which in turn was polished until it ceased to be and in its place stood the empty home of a heart in trouble. Then suddenly there was sun and the music came back and traffic was moving and off in the distance, at the edge of the city, a long line of clouds appeared, and there was thunder, which, however menacing, would become music, and the memory of what happened after Venice would begin, and what happened after the home of the troubled heart broke in two would also begin.
Happy Birthday, Billie!