Lawrence Ferlinghetti has written about “perpetually awaiting a rebirth of wonder.” When the glory of the world goes a bit dark and I’m forgetting to be awed by life, I put on Gulag Orkestar by Beirut. Wistful smiles and immediate relaxation.
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Dangerous darlings, untimely expirations, miscreants and men in black! The Crime Scene makes me feel like I’m sleuthing through a noir world with convicts, crooks, Fedoras, and flatfoots around every corner. The last track explains the whole CD, “Music to be Murdered By” and what a swinging way to go.