Thursday, September 27, 2007


Feist: That Song From The Apple iPod Commercial

Your ears will be happy if you click on that vid, and chances are you've already seen a portion of the video on TV. Both the song and the artist are going to be around for a while, and she'll probably be back every now and then to bring some beauty to this blog. Leslie Feist was born in 1976 into the somewhat muted music scene of Nova Scotia. Her music is a product of the Canadian socialist welfare state, which gives money to artists and helps them with production resources. You wouldn't know it, but Feist used to front a punk rock band called "Placebo." She took a break after five years of screaming blew out her voice, and went acoustic in 1999, joining a great indie collective called Broken Social Scene.
Other now-hot Canadian acts like Arcade Fire, Rufus Wainwright, and The New Pornographers all received state support. I guess socialism can work when it comes to music as well as medicine?

Here are the lyrics to "1, 2, 3, 4:"

One Two Three Four
Tell me that you love me more
Sleepless, long nights
That was what my youth was for

OLD teenage hopes are ALIVE at your door
Left you with nothing
But they want some more

Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are

Sweetheart, bitter heart
Now I can't tell you apart
Cozy and cold
Put the horse before the cart

Those teenage hopes
Who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up
To one little lie

Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are

One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, and ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then
One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, and ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are
Oh, oh, oh
You're changing your heart
Oh, oh, oh
You know who you are

2 comments:

Phil said...

Here's a nice acoustic solo video from KCRW:

http://kcrw.com/smil/mb050621Feist.ram

MarcLord said...

Hi Phil--thanks!

I don't buy much new music these days, and this was the year for great new female artists. Regina Spektor is fantastic, Amy Winehouse is, ah, fantastic in a different way. ;-)