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Monday, March 2, 2009

Broadway was waiting for me

Pilot Speed - Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)
Pilot Speed - Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)

Pilot Speed, previously known as Pilate (got sued by Pontius HAAAA) are a Canadian band that, as far as I can tell, doesn't have any female members. So I apologize for having absolutely no idea who the girl dueting with lead singer Todd Clark is. Especially because she's the best part of the song.

Fairytale of New York is, without a doubt, the greatest Christmas song you'll ever hear. I've heard a lot of covers, and most of them are completely boring. This one isn't. This one is fantastic, even though it doesn't really change the original formula much (if at all).

Everything's a bit slower, a bit more brooding--its sadness might fit the song's lyrical content better than the original (though I don't think that's necessarily a good thing). Clark and Mystery Girl's vocals drag every single word and I can't help but get dragged into it, if that makes sense. Their rendition of the chorus is what makes this version for me. They stretch "NYPD choir" into the most beautiful four seconds of nearly-dissonant harmony.

We never posted any Christmas music during Christmas so we're just gonna spread it out throughout the year, woooooo

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