Wednesday, December 24, 2008

jamz of 2008: the lodger - good old days

"Good Old Days" has the kind of sprightly and angular sound that Orange Juice pretty much invented back in 1980. The bright and peppy sound of the song is at direct odds with the sentiments of the lyrics which makes it perfect for dancing with tears in your eyes. It's one of the few OJ-inspired songs I would actually want to hear Edwyn sing, one of the few that doesn't make me want to instantly switch to listening to "Blue Boy" instead. The Lodger's album Life is Sweet is pretty good too.

Speaking of Edwyn this was one of the more heartwarming things I saw all year. The man himself and Roddy Frame performing "Blue Boy" in front of a crowd that sadly didn't include me.

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