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January 17, 2011 1:15 PM   Subscribe

The Words That Maketh Murder/The Last Living Rose - Director Seamus Murphy introduces two of 12 short films he made for PJ Harvey's forthcoming LP, Let England Shake
posted by Artw (19 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is this the bit where we all get to be a little bit creepy about PJ Harvey?

Because, I really, really, really love PJ Harvey. And not in a respectful way. Not in a nice way. I think I'd probably give my right lung to PJ Harvey.

God, I love PJ Harvey.
posted by seanyboy at 1:47 PM on January 17, 2011 [7 favorites]


Here's the title track referenced previously on metafilter
posted by seanyboy at 1:51 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have to admit I am pretty much the same way, seanyboy.
posted by Artw at 1:54 PM on January 17, 2011


Oh man, this was 15 years ago. That's not doing the nostalgia and homesickness the Let England Shake videos awoke any good, I can tell you.
posted by Artw at 3:36 PM on January 17, 2011


She's dreamy. I know it's not a critical favourite, but for me anyway she's at her sexiest (and, outwardly, happiest) on Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, especially Good Fortune.

Glad she has a new album coming out - thanks for the post.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:05 PM on January 17, 2011


Very much like.
posted by Weebot at 4:54 PM on January 17, 2011


Is this the thread were we just kind of basically worship at the altar of PJ? Because I'll all for that. Oh, I love her. She's seen me through some very dark days and some very happy ones, and I'm thrilled by everything I've heard from this new album so far, and with the videos.
posted by jokeefe at 4:58 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Really cool movies, seems nicely woven into her music also, a nice fit. Fun to wander around England with the guy and his camera, I look forward to see all 12 of them, and of course hearing the record, too.

I'm not a tv guy, I've not really seen her on any vids and only a few still photos, the first video here is closed right in on her, really intimate, so great to see who this person is that I'm so madly in love with and stuff..

KokuRyu: "I know it's not a critical favourite, but for me anyway she's at her sexiest (and, outwardly, happiest) on Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, especially Good Fortune ."

I could not find a way to care less if it's a critical favorite or not, I just love that album, it's been on so many bike rides, totally opens me up, probably contributed considerably to my loss of hearing, volume always on 10, if it went to 11 it'd be there. Came across it totally randomly, was downloading some music on napster a hundred years ago, someone I was downloading from also had her album in their queue; I was caught by the title, downloaded it on a whim, went and bought it very soon after, turned any number of people on to her, any artist who says downloading music doesn't help their sales, they just don't understand..

Back -- just followed the link to the video for Good Fortune, saw it for the first time. Jesus F. Christ !!! She is so hot !!! (soft moaning over here, wanting and stuff) It appears that not being a tv person has it's drawbacks. And yeah, I know that anymore I could see all kinds of vids online but I just don't, I rarely look at anything other that what's linked from here, which is sortof an online home-base for me.

Thanks for posting, I'd likely not have come across it anytime soon, glad that I did so tonight.
posted by dancestoblue at 6:18 PM on January 17, 2011


Get away from her, monkey man!
posted by Artw at 6:22 PM on January 17, 2011


Ya know, I'll always be interested in what she's doing but she lost me with Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. She went from primal rock goddess to boring folkie.

IMHO, of course.

And Is This Desire? doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves, considering it's easily her best album. That and her first collaboration with John Parrish (the second one had some moments too though).
posted by bardic at 7:35 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or to put it another way, she was much more compelling when she was kind of scary and unapproachable.
posted by bardic at 7:42 PM on January 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm straight, but I would jump the fence for a night with PJ Harvey.

That said, I miss Maria Mochnacz's visual collabs with Peej.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:21 AM on January 18, 2011


I saw her at the Warfield here in San Francisco, a few days after September 11, 2001. I was mashed down in the orchestra pit with a whole lot of other people, and when she sang You Said Something everyone began to weep and sway. In me experience, at any good show, there's a release of emotion that's communal, but this was something else again. As many shows as I've been to, this show remains on of the most viscerally memorable.
posted by rtha at 5:23 AM on January 18, 2011


I am here to express my love for PJ Harvey also. I believe my second son was conceived on the night I first saw her in concert. Luckily for everyone else in the crowd it didn't happen during the concert itself. I love every one of her albums and if it were a just world she'd be a goddamned superstar by now.
posted by h00py at 5:31 AM on January 18, 2011


And apparently, just the memory of that show causes me to make typos.
posted by rtha at 5:50 AM on January 18, 2011


Translated from Early Modern English into Present-Day English: "The Words That Makes Murder."

I think, Ms. Harvey, that you're doing it wrong.

Unless it's an intentional syntactic inversion for "the words that murder makes," in which case I'm guessing the lyrics should run "Hey! What are you—auuuuuugh I've been shot help me help me help me ..."

/pedant

posted by eritain at 2:37 PM on January 18, 2011


She is a great goddess. Pray she never tires of us puny humans.
posted by whuppy at 4:40 PM on January 18, 2011


And Is This Desire? doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves, considering it's easily her best album.

Seconded.
posted by neushoorn at 3:48 AM on January 25, 2011


My god, listening now and this is an amazing album.
posted by Artw at 12:41 AM on February 16, 2011


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