As much as I loved a lot of songs on the EPs & BiRd-BrAiNs, I’ve found myself listening to w h o k i l l as a whole more than I have those previous releases. That said, I must’ve self-indulged in listening to this particular song set-to-repeat roughly eleventymillion times. (As an aside, Tune-Yards does a stunning version of Yoko Ono’s “We’re All Water” live, which I wish would find its way into becoming a studio recording.)
Featured on Case Histories, Episode 3. Masterpiece Theatre actually bothered to put up a music page for this show, which is kind of exciting (!!), you know, for Masterpiece Theatre, that is. My favorite version of this song is the live one featured on Sia’s Lady Croissant, I guess because I find the minimal rawness of that recorded performance slightly more affecting? Still, that takes nothing away from how much I’ve enjoyed the studio take that was originally recorded; It suits my mood(s) often enough.
This is such beautiful soundtracking to what feels like a really tricky story to encapsulate musically, e.g. carrying the story forward without giving the plot away ahead of time.
I feel vaguely like my grandma these days. At lunchtime at her house during the summer school break, we’d eat bologna/olive loaf/braunschweiger and Miracle Whip sandwiches (on Wonderbread, ALWAYS, but of course) while we watched The Bold and The Beautiful with her in the kitchen. We’d all sit chewing our gluten-overdoses together, gaping up at her tiny 9-inch black & white tv on top of the fridge. Now I and my kids are glued to watching Downton Abbey while eating a weekly supper in front of the living room tv. I’ve skipped a generation, and instead of worrying about becoming my own ma, I’m beginning to sweat becoming my grandma instead.