Two Musical Moments a.k.a. listening to music in the MP3 age, again.

1) Walking home by the millpond, listening to ISAN’s “Betty’s Lament” on my Rio. Slow, simple, pretty electronica with a kid naming the planets: on the left he can see Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. On the left I can see two swans and a silver band on the water.
2) Nurse With Wound’s “Homotopy To Marie” reaching an ominous climax, the first time I’ve heard it, through headphones at work. A doomy drone rises to a peak, and then – – straight into “Like A Movie Star”, live and acoustic by Stephin Merritt. I’ve left my Real Jukebox on shuffle by mistake. He’s never sounded sweeter, or more human.