Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I Want to Be Stephin Merritt's Boyfriend
The title of this post may seem like an overdue confession from your loyal author, but it is instead the title of the song in the above video. It is by an artist called The Waifs of the Wharf, and has oddly mysterious backgrounds (inasmuch as I don't know anything more than what I've said here). It's a cute, jaunty, ukulele-driven ode to Mr. Stephin Merritt and comes highly recommended.
Also, a bit of trivia: the footage to which the song is set is the 1907 film Le Cochon Danseur, which Mr. Merritt has acknowleged as a great film for which he would gladly write a score if given the opportunity.
The Magnetic Fields have also officially started recording their next album in the historic (for fans of the band, at least) Mother West Studios. I expect much rejoicing!