Thursday, February 19, 2004

Anyone see Pieces of April? I just found out that every song on the soundtrack is written by my idol/secret obsession, Stephin Merritt, of The Magnetic Fields fame.

What a coincidence too, because I’ve been on a “69 Love Songs” binge today. Here is a little bit of information I found about the 3 disc set. I love that man...

"The story has it that Stephin Merritt came up with the idea for "69 Love Songs" while sitting in an elegant midtown Manhattan gay piano bar. He originally planned for it to be a live musical revue, performed with a rotating cast of singers in the plush hotel bars and cabarets of New York City. In fact, at first the concept had been "100 Love Songs", but Merritt soon realized that even at 2 minutes per song, the revue would last over 3 hours without an intermission. The number "69" seemed to be the next appropriate number down from a hundred, especially due to its visual appeal as a graphic design."


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