Friday, April 09, 2010

Phantom memories of college

At times the Magnetic Fields remind me of college, or some idealized notion of what college would have been like, had they existed at the time.

Truth be told, they call to mind many different worlds at different times. Most of all, I think it's great that there is this whole generation of mixed gender nerd bands, including them as well as their progeny Beirut, the Decemberists, even the Arcade Fire, who have made it cool for wierdos everywhere to snap up oddball instruments and sing their little hearts out. Two examples. In particular love the guy on the visual bass in the first one:

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