FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS!
One thing my town lacks is a proper adult nightclub – I don’t mean the kind you where can go dance, or see a band play, or a raucous dive bar or a meat market; I mean the kind where you can get a classy cocktail and sit alone at the bar, nursing your drink and moping elegantly, while the The Blue Nile plays on the soundtrack of your life.
It goes without saying that it is perpetually raining outside this establishment, and that the bartender knows to keep your cigarette lit, your lowball glass full, and his mouth shut.
The Blue Nile made exquisitely-aching music via largely electronic means, and Hats is a classic. At a time when most of their peers were reveling in the cold artificiality of synthesized sounds, The Blue Nile strove to make their instrumentation sound as warm and organic as possible.
Weirdly, the only modern band that has come close to a similar mood for me has been Junior Boys, though they keep increasing their dance quotient with each record.
What’s your “Bogie sans Bergman” music?