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08 May 2009 @ 07:24 pm
random loveliness  
I love this unexpectedly lovely, chilling cover of a classic song:

Old School Freight Train does 'Heart of Glass'

Das Boy is evidently very anti-cover, and so declined to listen despite my need to share. His loss, your gain. :)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on May 9th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
omg, I love the cover. LOVE.
Little Red: trek - hoshi more than wordsmylittleredgirl on May 9th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
I know, right? I heard it on the radio and was all "omg, what is that? why do those lyrics sound familiar? why am I not breathing!?"
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on May 9th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
And when, you know, you give yourself enough time to actually sing the lyrics comprehensively, the song makes a fuckload more sense. ;)
anranr on May 9th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
Very powerful video. Great cover!
mehhhhhhcnidarian on May 9th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Oooh, very nice! And the vid too, wow.
scottchieur on May 10th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
love love love it. the film is, like, a bit overwrought. (okay, so is the song/cover, to be sure.) i don't know how to tell you *how* to see it, since apparently it's not available on DVD yet, but if you can wrangle it, i suggest deborah stratman's film, "O'er the Land" as (in part) a brilliant take on civil war re-enactment. (it is one of the most amazing contemporary films i've seen in the last few years. the filmmaker is a chicagoan and fellow faculty member at UIC and a lovely human and wears kickass boots. [although my appointment there ends the day after tomorrow.])

(although there's actually a million [read: at least two] smart/stupid cultural theory things to say about the two together, like something about the displacements required for a certain class of white men to recognize themselves as precarious, and that civil war re-enactment is one form of such a displacement. [and here you might say something about how these displacements are beginning to become unnecessary now that the economy has cratered, and more people can/must recognize themselves as precarious with respect to the economy. it remains to be seen whether this will have political effects.] et fucking cetera...)
mehhhhhhcnidarian on May 11th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Here's that track as an mp3 for you! Feel free to delete comment once you have it.