Tuesday, November 1, 2011

YOUR HEART BREAKS - "Tales From the Gimli Hospital" - Tape - 2003?

   Clyde Peterson is the principal songwriter behind the moniker of YOUR HEART BREAKS and he has been consistently writing solid broken hearted pop songs for the better part of 10 years (maybe more). He has roped various people into his fold over the years to provide the backing music to his songs, including Kimya Dawson, Karl Blau, members of EARTH, Mirah and even yours truly. On this early tape, Clyde plays multiple stringed instruments, mostly unaccompanied by nothing more than his voice. It's one of my favorite recordings he has put out, even though it is hard to pick a favorite. All of his music is great.
  Even though San Francisco (where I live) doesn't really have the season of Fall, this still feels like the perfect time to be listening to this. Picture this scenario, if you will: You've just been dumped. After getting wasted, blasting all the hardcore records you have, breaking some bottles against walls, feeling like a waste of flesh and losing every last bit of faith in humanity, put this tape on your headphones, put on a big coat and walk down some railroad tracks in the freshly fallen snow. If you don't have railroad tracks in your town, just walk down every alley. If you don't have either of those things, move to a new town and listen to this tape when you get there.
  You can also picture this scenario: It's the day after Halloween and you just partied all night and played in a cover band. Then, you have to wake up at 7:30 am and go to work, still drunk, for 8 hours. When you get home, this is the only thing you want to listen to.
  Another scenario is that you just like pop music made by queer people. Simple.
        Clyde and his doom cloak on the Puget Sound.

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