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Down with Starbucks!!! Don't let it happen to you!

Thanks to the help on the previous post, I've got some love for you guys.

The Perfect Crime 1

Hurdles Even Here

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You're a peach. Thanks!
Wow. I can't even really describe how I feel about The Perfect Crime #1. Colin wasn't kidding about that absinthe binge. It's the only explanation I can think of as to why they sound like They Might Be Giants or something equally...weird.
Like a Dr. Worm that runs out of steam.
;_; ily... even if these aren't great, i'm still big on getting every decemberists related thing ever
wow. I'm speechless, that's really really really bad. Bad is the only word that comes to mind.
Maybe they should be known as C-Sides. Like not good enough to be B-sides.
llololl i like that

meh.. i don't think these songs are as awful as everyone else does... i'll say this: for them, it's pretty shitty. but in general, not so much. my opinion anyways.
c-sides...as in crappy sides, not so much because c comes after b.
Well, haha, Colin DID say one of them was recorded after an absinthe binge...
...and colin said dracula's daughter was the worst thing he's ever done...
at least he had the grace to leave that one unfinished.
at best i can think its an anti advertising ploy. kind of like "yeah, we may be on capitol, but we're just going to release crappy music to the starbucks crowd in hopes to get rid of them."
Yeah, but he knew people would pick it up if he offered the Perfect Crime Pt. 1. I mean everybody wants to hear the precursor to the dance jam of 06.

At best, I think that someone was recording when they were screwing around, and they just decided to use everything from the sessions.
thanks, random LJer.
I hope it's okay that I sent this to Stereogum. They're my favorite and I wanted to share.
1.) Capitol/iTunes needs to stop screwing around with this exclusive/digital nonsense. Just release an EP. Digital=disposable=lost or deleted in two years.

2.) Colin needs to stop singing about Carson's reproductive organs.
...i liked wonder.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good song, it's just that of the many unusual things he has sung about, this one seems particularly unusual. Might be the first time I've ever heard anyone used the word ovaries in a song. It seems creepier than any of the births and deaths he's previously sung about.
Might be the first time I've ever heard anyone used the word ovaries in a song.

Oh Comely by Neutral Milk Hotel!

http://neutralmilkhotel.net/ohcomely.html
Strike that; second time I've heard the word ovaries used in a song. And I have to say, that's my least favorite NMH song.
...Have you ever heard I Hear You Breathe?
Yes, but I wouldn't consider all his whibbly demos in picking favorites, if that's what you mean.
Before this post gets shut down I should ask: what are the titles exactly? I keep seeing different titles. It's gonna be scrobblin' chaos!

I assume they would be "The Perfect Crime #1/The Day I Knew You'd Not Come Back" and "Hurdles Even Here."

And really, what ever happened to the mailing list? This is the sort of thing they should tell us about.
Why would this post get shut down?

Those are the correct titles. At least that's what's written on the Starbucks sticker.
Oh I'm just paranoid after the lj police shut down the album leak post months back. This is different, I know, but it's on Stereogum and The Decemberists' board, so you someone's frowning in our direction. And incorrect song titles just irk me.
I was the person who deleted all the album leak posts before it came out because of one c&d letter someone in another community got, but I'm sure this is okay. That's why I sent it to Stereogum.
while we're on a music sharing post ... any kind souls want to upload after the bombs?
Hooray... do we now have all the tracks cut from Crane Wife? I guess we'll never get a recorded version of Wonder.
thank god.
Hey...Idk how old this post is or whatever, but Wonder was recorded on the album Colin Meloy Sings Live!

And, yeah, the second link, Hurdles, isn't working for me, either.
I tend to get upset when I find out that there are Decemberist songs I don't have...so it would be awesome if you could repost them? Or even email would be wonderful... but thanks for the first link! It's...interesting haha
Ohhh wow. The others are not impressive, but Day I Knew You'd Not Come Back is surprisingly sexy. Am I the only one who thinks that?
Sexy is the word. Not particularly good, but hot, yes.
Umm, those are pretty...bad. Me doesn't like bad Decs songs.
Is it bad that I really kinda like them?? Maybe I'm totally biased when it comes to any Decemberists related thing, but these songs are really interesting. I'm happy they didn't put it on the Crane Wife because they just don't belong on a major Decemberists album. However, I'm really liking the horns in Perfect Crime #1 and the Sax in Day I Know You'd Not Come Back. As for Hurdles Even Here, it's very un-Decemberists like just in the way that it's kinda very autobiographical, and while I have heard the other song (I don't know if I should call it The Baby Song or the Fetus Song or Weird and Wonderful so I'll just stick to the "other song") the syntax seemed much more Colin like in comparison to regular Decemberists songs. These songs are very odd, but I like them all the same.
Ok, I've been listening to Hurdles Even Here somemore and it looks as if I totally misinterpreted the song. It still has the autobiographical feel, but I it's about ovarian cancer I guess, which I just didn't pick up when I wrote my message a few days ago. (I say it was sleep deprivation since I wrote it about an hour before I finally went to sleep that day, and as everyone can see, it was pretty late or pretty early depending on your definition of time)

I don't drink Starbucks either!

Bizarre! Fascinating! Not great!
Thankyouuu!
That was...kinda...not great.I don't want to hear the word ovaries in a song ever again.
OKOKOK,Hurdles wasn't THAT bad. I just found it to be a little...WTF-y.

(Anonymous)

ahhhhahahahaha

the wrong trumpet note at 4:09 in the perfect crime #1 is hilarious.

the best thing about these recordings is imagining colin and everyone looking/listening to them afterwards and wondering what the fuck they just recorded.
Hey thanks I'm going to go listen to them. For english class we have to write an essay on poetry or on 3-4 songs by the same artist...so i'm trying to find 3 decemberists songs that are fairly similar. So far I have The Crane wife 3 and You'll not feel the drowning (well the island, come and see, the landlord's daughter, you'll not feel the drowning)

HI!

I'm obsessed w/ the Decemberists. Thanks so much for posting those. The first link works but the second doesn't! (Hurdles Even Here). If you could email me the link or something, that would be great. If I have any tracks that you don't have, I'd be happy to send them your way!

~Keighley

(Anonymous)

I DESPERATELY NEED THESE!

Please can you re-upload Hurdles, I cannot find it anywhere, I've got the perfect crime, but just can't get Hurdles Even Here,
Please, please, please!

(Anonymous)

Hurdles Even Here doesn't work! Please re-post it, I've been looking for it everywhere!!!
I know this is old, but if it's possible to re-upload the mp3 for Hurdles Even Here, I would be so appreciative!