Monday, February 20, 2006

dear sufjan, please forgive me. love, jo

I'm sorry I ignored you. I'm sorry that when everyone was posting about you every day I skipped past without reading. I'm sorry that even after I downloaded "Come on! Feel the Illinoise! -Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition -Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream" before the album was out and loved it I still didn't try to hear the rest of the album. I'm sorry I said I would go to your show but didn't. I'm sorry the first time I listened to Illinois all the way through in order was just three months ago. Does it help that I bought it for my dad for Christmas? I'm sorry that I say your name wrong and won't switch. And I'm sorry I sing "no cars go" instead of "all things go" when I listen to "Chicago". I promise to start singing your lyrics to Arcade Fire songs to make up for it.

mp3: Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
mp3: No Cars Go - The Arcade Fire

my favorites from the michigan outtakes:
mp3: Presidents Magistrates - Sufjan Stevens
mp3: Vito's Ordination Song (demo) - Sufjan Stevens

by request, here are the rest. it's not like you can buy em, so why not?
mp3: Marching Band - Sufjan Stevens
mp3: Niagara Falls - Sufjan Stevens
mp3: Pickeral Lake - Sufjan Stevens
mp3: Wolverine - Sufjan Stevens

stuff and other stuff at Insound


Anonymous said...

brilliant stuff i've trying to track down these outtakes for ages. any chance of posting the rest? Jaylia Strange

Chadstrocity said...

I don't mean to force guilt, but the b-sides/outtakes of Michigan are available on iTunes.

Anonymous said...

bless your little cotton socks you've made my day Jaylia Strange p.s. as are three unreleased live Eels tracks -if you buy the rest of the Town Hall album from them first!! Well i want to buy a real copy of the new Eels not a download but how then do i get these three tracks?

sissyneck said...

"i bought a copy for my dad" might be considered a pretty back-handed compliment. i'm thinking of my own dad here...

jo said...

oh well. shows how much i rely on itunes these days. and for the record, my dad likes good stuff! i wouldn't be so into music if i hadn't grown up with him playing great records. anyway.

Anonymous said...

"I don't mean to force guilt, but the b-sides/outtakes of Michigan are available on iTunes."

Additionally, the songs are available on the Michigan vinyl which you can buy here.

Eric Murphy said...

"i bought a copy for my dad"... lucky dad. i had to buy my own, and now share it with my son.

Spiro said...

i also bought one for my dad! (along with 3 others for myself with the superman on the front)