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iPod song of the week – The Cure

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On June 22, 2008
At 10:00 pm
Comments : 8

I think it’s time to share something. I have been in a long-term relationship since 1984.

It is with a man who wears black pajamas and dances in loopy fashion. A man who says “Q” for “thank you” but is otherwise unintelligible. A man who has never broken up with anyone in his life and yet writes the most heartfelt break-up songs known to humankind. A man who can’t write a song without using the words love, mouth, fur, or cat. A man who wears lipstick and has had the same “finger in the electric socket” hairdo for 30 years.

It is with this man.

If you also love this man, you might enjoy this new song. I heard like 8 new songs, but this is the only one that had me humming it in my head through several days of non-stop activities. It’s called Freakshow and it isn’t out yet but I know you can remember this until September when it will be released. You can download it then! Remind me to remind you.

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More on The Cure, The Cure, R.E.M., and the Obama bake sale tomorrow. I haven’t slept in three days.


8 Comments for this post

Julie says

I love the way you describe “the man”.
I saw them when they played here in Melbourne, first in 1979 or 80 and every time since then, the last time in August ’07 (this same tour) – no new songs in August but just 3 hours of unadulterated Cure bliss.

Solace says


I love him!

Merrick says

I can’t imagine my love for this band will ever diminish…

Girlnextdoortn says

Second row stage right, 1995!!! (maybe 1996)

Me: wearing an ivory Juliet dress and knee-high Docs.
Robert: wearing a hockey jersey and red lipstick.

Good times. Really, one of the best times.

Girlnextdoortn says

Ooh, and I love the song!!!!!

Becca says

Julie, thanks for visiting! I asked myself that question. Was it better to have new songs or more old songs that I actually knew? I think my answer would be fewer new songs. Some, but not as many. It was hard to feel them, although as you can see, I especially liked one.

Solace & Merrick, me three!

TN, which jersey? I only know this one:

And yes, it’s dancey and fun and old-school yet new. :D

Girlnextdoortn says

I don’t remember, but it was red, white and blue- I was shocked. I don’t *think* it was that one…

Becca says

He just doesn’t seem like a hockey jersey kind of guy, does he? Except that they’re big and roomy. ;-)