marissa nadler hates valentine's day
"valentines day is the worst holiday ever-it makes lonely people feel really bad about themselves-well-really its just a Hallmark holiday but it still makes me feel bad every year"--Marissa Nadler
Marissa Nadler posted a myspace bulletin yesterday explaining her disdain for Valentine's Day, but it worked out well for us because she posted two brand new songs that probably won't see release anywhere else. The first one sets Bob Dylan's poem "Last Thoughts on Woodie Guthrie" to music. According to Marissa, "The poem is pretty intense...the song then flows into an Anne Sexton verse from 'Her Kind' and then a couple lines from Pablo Neruda. This is what happens during whiskey winter weather when winds weaken the warrior princess." Marissa also says both songs "were done stream of conciousness--meaning they weren't written yet and we just pressed record. Its fun to shake things up a bit."
Marissa Nadler Last Thoughts on Woodie Guthrie
Marissa Nadler Your Heart is a Twisted Vine
Marissa then went on to curse Valentine's Day some more, then signed the bulletin, "xoxo marissa." We think both of these are great (especially "Your Heart..."), but then Marissa Nadler could probably sing the back of a cereal box or a passage from a thesaurus and we'd still like it.
Rogue Wave posted a special Valentine's Day cover of "All You Need Is Love" at their myspace page.