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Song of the Day-"Fletta"

I am kind of giving up on Tumblr. They don't seem to make it easy--well, for me anyway--to post a video, give it a proper headline and write some comments. So, song of the day now becomes a regular feature of The Blue Chair.

I buy a lot of music. I think I digitally own ever album by Antony and The Johnson's except for their most recent one. I first became aware of Antony and his beautiful, haunting vocals when Lou Reed brought him around on tour about 10 years ago and I heard the results on Reed's 2004 live album, "Animal Serenade." Sometime after that, I started checking out Antony's own music. This song is from 2010's "Swanlight" and the fact that it's flown below my radar until now tells me what I've long suspected--that I own too damn much music to keep track of it all. Today, it randomly popped up on my itunes and I immediately recognized Bjork's distinctive vocals. In fact, Antony pretty much takes a back seat to her on this track, though his vocals can be clearly heard. How could I have had a song as lovely as this in my collection and not really have been aware of it? Criminal negligence, Chadwick. Just criminal.


posted by Jim Chadwick @ 10:38 PM,


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Jim Chadwick is a native New Yorker who has been living in southern California for the past 20 years. Jim has worked in comic books, publishing, toys and video games for way longer than he'd care to admit. That's because he is way older than he would like to be.

Jim is an editor for DC Comics, working out of the company's west coast office in Burbank, California. But if you came here looking for industry dirt, forget it. I like my job and I'd like to keep it. While I may sometimes talk about comics, this is mostly dedicated to my other interests.

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