“All respects to heaven, I like it here”

30 Sep

Take Imogen Heap’s voice, layer in some crazy-good electronic beats (and at 1:30, some simple, but fitting acoustic guitar), and you have Lali Puna’s “Faking the Books.” The lyrics are not the happiest, and they aren’t so much about plagiarism. But not to worry, her voice is so smooth and hidden in instrumentals that it doesn’t matter that she’s saying “this ain’t heaven.”


P.S. The quote in the title of this post is from “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann. Read it. Now.

“We seldom know what we’re hearing when we hear something for the first time, but one thing is certain: we hear it as we will never hear it again. We return to the moment to experience it, I suppose, but we can never really find it, only its memory, the faintest imprint of what is really was, what it meant.”

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