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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.

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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

  1. 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.

  2. Solace says:


    I love him!

  3. Merrick says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Girlnextdoortn says:

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

  6. 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. 😀

  7. Girlnextdoortn says:

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

  8. Becca says:

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

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