Monday, July 16

Dance Me to the End of Love

...brechtian punk cabaret...

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love

Leonard Cohen

I was conjuring a perfect date night and this is what I came up with.
A candlelit piano bar.
A great bottle of House wine.
A slow grind in the shadows to this song.
And kisses that burn themselves onto your lips memory, so that you can still feel them hours later.

I've been a fan of The Dresden Dolls for a long time. I even had 'Coin Operated Boy' on the sidebar for a bit. And anyone who has been reading here for a while also knows I'm a huge Leonard Cohen fan. So just imagine my excitement when I ran across Amanda and Brian doing this song by Cohen live at Webster Hall in NYC.

A Dresdenian wet dream!

***And a special request to Amanda, Chelsea Hotel #2
(You know you want to)

She'll be playing solo at the Mercury Lounge on E.Houston St. on July 27th. I want so badly to be there. They were last here at The Variety Playhouse in October.

There's a special connection that happens when you come across someone who enjoys the same things that you do. A kind of psychological, kinetic collision. The result looks something like this. Rocky Horror meets Bob Fosse.

And a word of Thanks:
I received this in an email from a friend.

Rodney Show'em (Not Work Safe)

I'll let him identify himself if he feels it's fitting. He sent it to me to lighten my mood in the midst of all of the stress and I have to admit, it did lift my spirits greatly! There's nothing like seeing people exposing themselves to show their patriotism to remind me why I'm glad to be an American.

And to PT.
Thank you so much! I received it. I almost cried with gratitude.
You're wonderful!

This has been another Musical Monday sponsored by WDKY London.


Sam said...

Great music, and a great perfect date!
The "Show 'em" link doesn't work, dear one.
Love ya!

Tricia said...

Damn! I'll have to fix that.
Everyone needs a little *show'em* sometimes. It'll make you smile from ear to ear.

Sam, Are you a Leonard Cohen fan too?

Michael Manning said...

Tricia: Did you catch Bon Jovi's "Halleluah" by Leonard Cohen recently on MTV "Unplugged". It was very cool!

AndyT13 said...

Hey Hottie Tottie!
I'm back from the sea! What a trip! Oy! Very arduous.
Anyhoo, come sailing. I promise I'll help you feel your legs and a whole lot more again! :-)