Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Robot Heart

I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, and my head she swims like a duck-billed platypus mating in the dark. Yesterday, I put in a bit of a marathon day at work and found myself passing out face down after arriving home from work at 2am. It was a good day.

In a non-sequitur fashion, I now wish to talk about gruff voices, robots, 80s gang movies and love. How are these things connected, you probably wish to ask? I probably wish to answer simply, Dan Mangan.  A product of the wonderful city of Vancouver, Mangan has released two full length albums and another two EPs.  While he started playing music at an exceptionally young age, it wasn't until the age of 20 that he released his first EP, 2003's All At Once.  

Mangan's gritty voice and folky songwriting blends together like a smore.  I'm going to say that the marshmallows are his catchy guitar hooks, the chocolate is the gooey harmonies and the graham crackers are the lyrics based around silly things like robot love and rockie mountain landscapes.

Now I want to go camping.

-"Growing up may be a double edged sword, but I have child-proofed one side."
CJS - 22/03/10

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