The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Song of the Day - October 24, 2006

I love the name The Gothic Archies, which is the musical project of The Magnetic Field's Stephin Merritt. When I first listened to the album The Tragic Treasury, I had no idea that the album was based on the Lemony Snicket's books A Series of Unfortunate Events. Regardless of the source of inspiration, listeners irrespective of age will be delighted by this album. Each of the first thirteen tracks is based on books in the series. The album is full of great tunes that sound as if they came from some forgotten past. I especially liked "Dreary, Dreary," which is based on The Miserable Mill. However, my favorite was the happy, but sinister song "Shipwrecked," which was based on the thirteenth book in the series, The End. The Gothic Archies are currently touring the country performing with Lemony Snicket a reading from his books with musical accompaniment. Click here to listen.


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