It’s strange sometimes, the awareness of music. I may well have been recommended Magnetic Fields music a million times before (by Shoey, maybe??), but none of it has sunk in – until I heard this song back ending the trailer for a documentary on Stephen Merritt:
“Strange Powers” is from the ‘Holiday’ album, which I’m listening to on Spotify just now, it came out in 1994 and reminds me of a woozy Beat Happening. I’m guessing Jens Lekman is a fan.
So, the question is – what strange (not super) power would you like to have?
I’d maybe go for the ability to sense hormonal fields, so I would know whether to come home with flowers, or chocolate, or not to come home at all. Or maybe the ability to levitate cats…