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JAZZ, CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE ARTS IN NEW YORK CITY

Song of the Day 10/22/08

Every day we add a new song to the alltime top 666 (above, to your right), counting them down all the way to #1. Today’s song is #643:

Melomane – O Mighty Orb

Arguably this is the New York art-rockers’ most savagely beautiful, majestic epic – and they have many. The centerpiece to their brand-new cd Look Out! it’s the most successful number in frontman Pierre de Gaillande’s ongoing “disaster song cycle,” this one about death via global warming. The satirical false ending adds characteristic black humor.

October 22, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment