Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Fast Food of Love



Cover of an LP discovered in a box of records in an auction house.

Now, I can accept that Love might be a violin or a string quartet, a sultry sax maybe, a sad country guitar, a sassy-but-suave cocktail piano or even at a long and ungainly stretch, a musical saw. But I'm afraid that for me, a piano accordion just does not cut the mustard.

The makers of this record might conceivably have pulled off a kind of tongue-in-cheek kitsch with this idea, but unless they are of a scale of genius that few reach, we are observing here one of the great tragedies of The Vinyl Age.

Here at The Cow we pride ourselves in bringing to light memories that history has tried hard to bury.

Other instruments that Love is not:

¬♥:Bagpipes
¬♥:A tuba
¬♥:An Andean nose flute
¬♥:A Fire Organ
¬♥:A banjo

6 comments:

Blogger Rebecca said...

The banjo is an instrument of love. Haven't you ever seen Deliverance?
HooRoo
Bec

July 17, 2005 4:04 PM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

Oh, you know, I did think about that but I just wasn't going to go there... Trust my readership to tip it over the edge :-)

July 17, 2005 4:06 PM  
Anonymous UniversalHead said...

What, no one's mentioned the mouth organ yet? And while I think of it, what is the difference between a 'harmonica', a 'blues harp', and a 'mouth organ' anyway?

July 19, 2005 4:35 PM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

Mouth organ? Oh thou purveyors of smut. Here I am trying to keep this site G-Rated... well, OK, PG... and there's just continual talk of incest and oral sex. Oh, OK, I guess it's R-Rated in some bits. Yes, yes, very well, X-Rated, you're right. Oh what the hell, let's just get straight on to necrophilia, bestiality and sadism... if that's not just flogging a dead horse.

(Sorry).

July 19, 2005 6:19 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

after having a look at the fire organ i think that is precisely the instrument that is love. at least in my torrid, tormented experiences of it.

July 20, 2005 3:12 AM  
Anonymous Cissy Strutt said...

... and why is it always "Love" that "is" something - I'm looking forward to the LP "Mild Infatuation is a Slide Guitar"

July 20, 2005 9:59 AM  

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