Song of the Week: “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Bjork or “Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1″ by Los Campesinos

Dear Readers,

I am writing this the week before Valentine’s Day. If this piece comes out the week of Valentine’s, then my choice of song is “It’s Oh So Quiet,” a Bjork song.

Remember that video where she sings about love, puts her finger to her lips, and goes all, “Shh. Shh.”? Then she flies into the air while the pedestrians start dancing and she just starts screaming and screaming?

That’s awesome.

If this is Valentine’s week, then I dedicate “Its Oh So Quiet” to my girlfriend, who is running a marathon this weekend. I hope that when she runs she feels like Bjork getting sucked into the air on the wings of love.

If this is not valentines week, my song is “Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1.” Jazzy, angsty, full of sex and nihilism, Los Campesinos got me through some tumultuous times. Enjoy. They rule so hard.

Love,

Dan

Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost, and he self-published a middle grade novel, Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt on the Amazon Kindle. He writes copy for the University of Texas at Austin.

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