Monday, February 15, 2010

Love Is Not A Commodity

If you've been round here before on or about February 14, you may recall I'm not a big fan of the whole Valentine's Day schtick. It's not that I'm not all about The Lurve and romance - indeed, I'd like more of both, pretty please. It's just that I do not like our economic system dictating to us when and how we get and give it. And this year , thanks to all of the commercialism swilling round town due to the the Olympics, I was even more crotchety than usual.

That's not to say Dearest Wife and I didn't use the occasion to attempt to carve out for ourselves a quiet night in with a tasty, simple, home-cooked dinner and a mutually acceptable DVD. Try we did, but as those of you with offspring can attest to, nothing can kill romance dead like bickering, squalling children. By the time the dust had settled, we barely had time to eat dinner and get halfway through the film before bedtime beckoned. Bah and humbug - it's not just for Xmas, you know.

But despite my spite, I still do love you all, so here are a few apposite tunes for us to frug to in a cool-ass-funk, post-punk-with-extra-added goth stylee. Mwah, mwah!!

Gang of Four - Is It Love? [Extended Dance Mix] (buy here or get the album versh here)
Put on constant rotation at the mighty WLIR back in the days when it would "Dare To Be Different," this is one of those tracks that covertly shaped and sculpted my musical sensibilities as a wee lad.

Killing Joke - Love Like Blood (buy here)
When I was in 8th grade, I had a secret crush on Angela, the punky goth senior who would slip Killing Joke references into her submissions to the school literary magazine. Le sigh.

Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (buy here or e-here)
I think the singer manages to stay on the correct side of sounding like a cat in heat. But only just.

Dalek i - Destiny [Dalek I Love You] (buy here but be quick!!)
Aww, those bumpy dustbins of intergalactic terror are quite sweet, really...

Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love (buy here)
Everybody throb together!!


mjrc said...

exterrrrrrminate! exterrrrrrminate!

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Rachel said...

hehe well hopefully you and dearest wife had at least a smooch fest at some point before you closed your eyes for the night. :-)

Thanks for the tracks, very FiL style :-)

Tricia said...

Me loves that Gene Loves Jezebel song. Reminds me of that Some Kind Of Wonderful movie I had a thing for in the 80s.! That takes me back. Screamer Of The Week. I won an album from them once for answering "Graham Parker" to a question I have long forgotten.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

digging these songs out of my rss reader really made my night.

if i still had a record player i'd totally buy that record.

The Disappeared said...

Killing Joke- what an under-rated band they were at the time.
In fact, they released a new album about 18 months ago. Admittedly it sounded a lot like the Killing Joke of old but it was nice to listen to, nonetheless.

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We have your tracks too. Is it really very FiL style.

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