Happy Birthday, Lovely Daughter #2 & I buy Days Are Gone by Haim
Posted September 30, 2013on:
Been feeling very tired so a short post tonight. As ever, many topics outstanding, but one I really wanted to write about, which is that as of today I have no more children left in the house. Only teenagers.
Since being best of friends as youngsters, the Lovely Daughters have been undergoing their discoveries of their separate identities and personalities for the last few millennia, er, I mean years of course. Which is just natural and healthy. People are what they are, and sometimes, that means being a very different personality type from one’s sibling.
But today Lovely Daughter #1 gave Lovely Daughter #2 a box of chocolates and said Happy Birthday and this was a big step forward. We all went out for pizza and chatted, and if you’d said this a couple of years ago, I’d have settled for that.
On the Arts front, I finally got hold of Days Are Gone by Haim – three talented sisters singing and playing a breezy confident Californian/80s vibe. I was a bit nervous, because the first review on Amazon only gave them 3 stars, on the grounds of being overproduced. I’d been waiting for so long, what if it didn’t live up to expectations?
I wondered whether having so many singles available on Soundcloud meant that there would be little to explore when I got the new album. On the other hand, I could see that by infusing my consciousness with their sounds, part of me automatically felt that getting the album was the next step.
I think this is a clever way of marketing – make it available and it will become part of people’s lives. It’s just a bit of a different way of buying an album for me – there wasn’t much to make me go “Wow”, because I’d already discovered the best tracks.
My favourite song remains Don’t Save Me. I like the overblown songs, and I like the independent sentiment of this track, along with the passionate, imploring vocal.
Discovery track of the album is title track Days Are Gone. I just love the low chant of the refrain and the 80s feel.
Sadly, I really don’t like current single The Wire because it sounds like Shania Twain and while I find her perfectly inoffensive, that lilting sort of music fills my ears with tedium.
So that’s it, then. Days are Gone. Where they have gone, I don’t know. Although I hope there will be many more happy days with the Lovely Daughters, I know that one day, they will all be gone. So it was nice to take some time out this evening, just to go over how it was.