I post this song on every New Year’s Day. The band broke up long ago, but the tune lives on as an anthem for new beginnings.
the Diggs were the best NYC band of the mid 2000’s I think. Haven’t heard this remix in a while :)
I know you probably get this a lot, but you're a lyrical genius on the ranks of Conor Oberst and Ben Gibbard, imo. Hard Times, Go! and The Great Big Sea are both amazing albums with amazing depth and honesty to them. Thank you for making music. <3
aww jeez! i don’t get that alot, it’s really nice of you to say. music is weird these days, lyrics don’t always reach people because people don’t always listen closely. but anyway, i still spend alot of time obsessing over lyrics so it’s nice to hear when that is appreciated. cheers! B
this is the demo for “people are talking.” You can d/l the mp3 if you wanna here. It’s a pretty rough draft but listening back to it now it’s kind of refreshing in contrast to the more rocked out version we did in the studio. I wrote this at a really crazy time after our first LP had gotten the attention of some labels/industry folks, and at the same time our band was sort of imploding. More than any other time I can remember, I was coming from a place of being really focused on trying to write a hit. It was that old holy grail quest of the perfect 3 1/2 minute pop song. I guess that’s what beat radio has always been about - trying to write hit songs and failing, but failing in hopefully interesting ways that find some sort of connection, and some sort of merit of their own.
i made you a mix tape okay it’s not a tape at all but it’s full of sad songs that make summer feel like fall the reason i’m calling the thing that i’m trying to say maybe i should come over the truth is i’m on my way the truth is i’m on my way
when i was another i knew you a little while now all of your lovers are waitng for you to smile your sons and your daughters are torturing you with words reliving the past believing in reverb the priest of the future and the pastor of present tense are out in the alley destroying the evidence we harbored a fugitive the essence of wasted youth all caught up in fishnets you smoke on the roof we navigate freely the arc of the starbright evening the classic rock station says “don’t stop believing.” "it’s more than a feeling."
the priest dressed in crimson the pastor in white they are never wrong they are never right when i was another i knew you a little while now all of your lovers are waiting for you to smile i made you a mix tape okay it’s not a tape at all but it’s full of sad songs that make summer feel like fall i remember the moment the bullet returned back into the gun i was looking for something that can’t be encoded in zeroes and ones.
these are some songs i’ve been listening to lately