Sigur Rós // Twins

23 09 2008


I watched the Minnesota Twins play the first place Chicago White Sox tonight.  The Twins are 2 ½ games out of first place, so this is the biggest series of the year.  White Sox were in first place for nearly the entire year.  Then the Twins came back in August and the two teams have traded off first-place leads pretty much ever since then.

The game started off with two half innings of three up, three down baseball.  But the White Sox drew first blood in the 2nd inning, taking the lead 1-0.  At the bottom of the 2nd inning, that’s when I decided to turn the sound all the way down and watch the game with only the sound of Sigur Rós playing.

It’s the damnedest thing.  That’s when it started…the Twins put on a clinic.  Starting with a lead off walk by Justin Morneau, followed by a two-run home run by Jason Kubel (who ended up hitting 2 homeruns and a triple in the game), followed by a single by Delmon Young (who hit a homerun on the very next pitch after Kubel’s second homer of the game and was a triple shy of the cycle).

Am I on to something?  Watching the Twins with the bleating commentary of Bremer & Blyleven being substituted by the ethereal sounds of Sigur Rós?

Since this is such an important series (actually, all of the remaining 5 games are critical), I will definitely try this again tomorrow during game two.  If the Twins sweep the Sox, while I’m at home watching the game with the sound off and listening to Sigur Rós, then on Friday when I’m at the Dome for the Twins v. Royals game, you can rest assured (if you’re a Twins fan) I’ll have my ipod with me.

If you wish to try it out with me, this is the formula I followed. Listen to these albums, in this order:
1. Ágætis byrjun
2. Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
3. ( )
Of course, no genre of music from anywhere in the world can help Guerrier who gave up a two out, two-run homer to Griffey in the 9th.
Twins win 9-3
Sigur Rós as a soundtrack to Twins baseball. What an interesting concept.


2 09 2008

After years and years of adoration for Greg Dulli and all the pictures I’ve seen of him online, I’ve actually come across a picture I’d never seen.  It was completely unexpected though.  Look at it. St. Gregory barbecuing in an alley.  I like this picture a lot.

Today is a good day.  The second Gutter Twins release of the year was released today.  Exclusive (hopefully only for the moment. I need a tangible album) to itunes, Adorata is an 8 track EP comprised of 6 cover songs and two Gutter Twins originals.


Adorata tracklisting:

1. Belles (Vetiver)
2. Down the Line (José González)
3. Deep Hit (Primal Scream)
4. Flow Like a River (Eleven)
5. St. James (Trad., Lanegan prev. released this song w/Isobel Campbell on lead vocals on their Ramblin’ Man EP)
6. Duchess (Scott Walker)
7. Spanish Doors (original)
8. We Have Met Before (original)