Two Song Tuesday: A Dustland Fairytale and That Wasn’t Me

The Killer’s “A Dustland Fairytale” The song is lyrically evocative and nearly perfect. The video is a brilliant mix of nostalgia and realism; a short, musical S.E. Hinton story. It takes care not to villainize one character over another; both wrap up their hands as “the Devil” does, both have knives, both are victims of … Continue reading

Two Song Tuesday: Interpretations of The Decemberists’s O Valencia

The first installation of Two Song Tuesday is a repost from my now-defunct blog. Enjoy; more will follow. Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Natalie Wood put a timeless interpretation on an ageless tale. The Decembrists have their own take on star-crossed lovers, but after watching the original O Valencia music video, I found a more fascinating fan-made … Continue reading