Gordi, “Avant Gardener”

If all the standard formatting didn’t preclude it I would offer up this track with no introduction and no information about its contents and just tell you to listen with an open ear (or whatever, that phrase is pretty nonsensical if you actually think about it). Anyway, that is not the world in which we live, so I will simply ask that if you are aware of Courtney Barnett’s “Avant Gardener” you try to put that knowledge aside and hear this song as something that stands distinct from its source material. It is one of those rare covers that takes something brilliant and coaxes a completely different emotion from it. In this case the emotion is melancholy, but for some of us the melancholy is present in everything, so it’s nice when it’s brought out for everyone else to see. Or hear, I guess. Anyway, first enjoy and then check back on the original. I think you’ll like it.

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