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The Golden Palominos — Little Suicides
Album: Pure
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:31
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It happens in the smallest ways
It happens all the time
But if you've never had your sight
What's it mean to be blind
Now maybe they all just pretend to be
Or maybe we're not trying
Can't we just be happy for awhile
It happens all the time

All these little suicides
They hardly make a mark
I can take these fun-house rides
I'm a natural in the dark
I'm a natural in the dark
In the dark

If I could give you that
I'd give it all the time
You're just a little tired today
Tomorrow you'll be fine
If love heals anything at all
We should be flying
If I could give you that
I'd love you all the time

You're everything I've ever wanted
You're everything to me
Is there no stopping when it's started
These old hearts just come apart

It happens in the smallest ways
It happens all the time
If I'm not who I used to be
Well, it's not to be unkind
And if you feel these aren't your better days
Oh, I don't mind
Can't we just be happy for awhile
It happens all the time
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 hanssachs wrote:
Haven't listened to this before ... y'know, autotune is evil, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. There's some lemon-flavored notes in that vocal track ...  

 
For what it is worth, according to Wikipedia, autotune was not invented until 1997.  The release date is 1994 for this recording. 
 lily34 wrote:

a bit, and i can't stand her.

 
How can you not stand Shawn Colvin?  I mean I get that she might not be your favorite, but what do you find offensive about her?
 idiot_wind wrote:
I hear Shawn Colvin.

 
a bit, and i can't stand her.
I hear Shawn Colvin.
quietly stunning.
 hanssachs wrote:
autotune is evil, but sometimes it's a necessary evil

 
It is never necessary.
Haven't listened to this before ... y'know, autotune is evil, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. There's some lemon-flavored notes in that vocal track ...  
... this album cover versus the hue and cry over Blind Faith's album cover in the late 60's.
ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!
https://lh5.ggpht.com/JM5DXvrl0c7ZY0OqFL5bnkkb0dQ7o1NfnRiQI22VnGiK4q2SjZi3DhAv4gAlXiRSoA=w300
Hello, Dave.

 Byronape wrote:
Ok, I know this is an old comment...  but it's awesome and made me laugh.

And yes, I know I'm a child. 
 
Yeah, well I see the album cover; I hear her sing that she's a natural in the dark, in the dark; and I can imagine how that voice sounds in the dark; and "little suicides" may refer to self inflicted "little deaths"; and yes, I am also a child.

But I heard something different tonight: "If I forgive you that, then I give in all the time.  I'm just a little tired today; tomorrow you'll be fine.  All these little suicides, they hardly bear remark."  I was married for 25 years, and I understand.
Surprising!!! to hear here the Golden Palonimos! cheers!!!
I bought this CD from a record store (Silver Platters) back in 97 or 98, and the packaging included a black band wrapped around the middle, under the cellophane. I thought it was pretty ridiculous.  Little kids can see more in the National Geographic magazine in the doctor's office..... 
 LaurentianD wrote:

I am enjoying the true love songs being played. But I admit to admiring that breast. BUT ITS RED! But it is a breast. BUT IT MEANS DANGER! Nice breast though. DANGER! WILL ROBINSON!

Okay I get it.

 
Ok, I know this is an old comment...  but it's awesome and made me laugh.

And yes, I know I'm a child. 
Nicely written tune, but singing isn't the strongest. A 6 at the best.
YEAH!!!!
Nice symmetry ... {#Devil_pimp}
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:

I like your Woody Allen "Everything you wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to ask" reference! {#Lol}
 
Thanks!  Men of a certain age get that joke (no other pun intended).  Cheers! 

Not my taste!
 Netto wrote:
-look at this Beavis!
-Hmm-hmm =) Cool!
 

That's interesting to think about someone from Russia making a reference to Beavis and Butthead.

America, what a country! (Russia too)
Is there something off about this song or is it just me? In some portions she appears to be singing a bit off-key, while the instruments are too loud or the beat is behind her or something.

I just noticed how this is a little like Shawn Colvin meets Indigo Girls. Very nice.
 RadioDoc wrote:

For those of you struggling under the thumb of idiotic PC work rules, block https://www.radioparadise.com/graphics/covers/* at your browser and you won't have to worry about this, or Blind Faith either...

 
I am enjoying the true love songs being played. But I admit to admiring that breast. BUT ITS RED! But it is a breast. BUT IT MEANS DANGER! Nice breast though. DANGER! WILL ROBINSON!

Okay I get it.

 djengs wrote:

Some of us work for people or agencies that draw tolerence at the lowest level. Don't demean those of us having to follow such arcane rules- we are demeaned enough already.

 
For those of you struggling under the thumb of idiotic PC work rules, block https://www.radioparadise.com/graphics/covers/* at your browser and you won't have to worry about this, or Blind Faith either...

 tiggers wrote:


If you are serious I think you need to get a new job.
 

Get a different job? because they don't let you surf the web at work and look at newd photos?  What planet do you live on?


AvoidingWork wrote:
I hear they usually travel in pairs so there should be another...

I like your Woody Allen "Everything you wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to ask" reference! {#Lol}
{#Yell}
 esotericderek wrote:
Can't... stop... looking... at... that... album... cover...

 
Sure am glad I'm a mammal.

 Mugro wrote:


Yes, you ARE an ultranurd, huh?

I'd bet you were in favor of John Ashcroft's covering the nude statues in Washington, too, huh?
 
Some of us work for people or agencies that draw tolerence at the lowest level. Don't demean those of us having to follow such arcane rules- we are demeaned enough already.

 Alafia wrote:
I really like this song.

And whoa...  Nice album cover

How's the rest of this disk?

 
It's fantastic.  I would also recommend "this is how it feels" which also has Lori Carson on lead vocals

trekhead wrote:
I heard the lead singer is Nipplies...er, I mean Nepalese! {#Doh}


Lori Carson


I heard the lead singer is Nipplies...er, I mean Nepalese! {#Doh}

I really like this song.

And whoa...  Nice album cover

How's the rest of this disk?

-look at this Beavis!
-Hmm-hmm =) Cool!
Can't... stop... looking... at... that... album... cover...
SmackDaddy wrote:
There's really far more interesting songs on this cd. This one is actually a little out of place on the cd.
This is a great starting place then - I love it!
Wow, this is really a very inter... MMMM....BOOBIES!!!
pretty harmonies.
There's really far more interesting songs on this cd. This one is actually a little out of place on the cd.
Lori's music is sometimes quite beautiful. Some of it is downright spooky. Some of it touches sunshine. Some of it plays hopscotch over the gravestone.
UltraNurd wrote:
I am allowed to listen to internet radio, and to a limited extent surf the web at work. Images like that one are right out.
If you are serious I think you need to get a new job.
Mugro wrote:
Yes, you ARE an ultranurd, huh? I'd bet you were in favor of John Ashcroft's covering the nude statues in Washington, too, huh?
Now, see, there's a MASSIVE difference between government-mandated censorship and community-agreed-upon censorship, and I'm a little annoyed you made that leap. It wouldn't even have to be censorship for all users; it could be a simple profile option for individual users "hide flagged album art", similar to Google SafeSearch. I am allowed to listen to internet radio, and to a limited extent surf the web at work. Images like that one are right out.
The album tends to follow (maybe 'wallow in' for some) this general ambience. I heard this on RP and, having Amoeba Music available within walking distance, was able to pick this up for about $3. Worth it.
UltraNurd wrote:
Um... for those of us who listen to RP at work and view the song pages, is there a censored version of this album cover?
Yes, you ARE an ultranurd, huh? I'd bet you were in favor of John Ashcroft's covering the nude statues in Washington, too, huh?
Um... for those of us who listen to RP at work and view the song pages, is there a censored version of this album cover?
All these great comments, and it only has an average 6.8 rating? C'mon, people!
You got me, baby. Gorgeous track, superb vocals and musicianship all round.
al9009 wrote:
Never heard of these before. And this is just gorgeous... I want more!
I hear they usually travel in pairs so there should be another...
Hidden gem, from a band that's been around for ever! -KP
Never heard of these before. And this is just gorgeous... I want more!
I think Syd Straw is doing the background vocals...love her voice as well.
dezebel wrote:
I'm going to have to give it a 'D'.
Looks more like a small C to me har har
RP, you ROCK the world, RATTLE cosmos and hum the airwaves for playing Golden Palominos. :music:
Yesterday, I heard this song on RP. It was the first time I heard "Little Suicides" since I was in High School. For me, it was interesting to listen to it, with the perspective of a 31 year old and interpret it completely differently than how I did at 18. I've been humming and singing the refrain since. Time is interesting.
I'm going to have to give it a 'D'.
I like a lot of GP music, along with Lori Carson solo work. but my wife hates it. we like it and hate it for the same reasons. for me, Carson's breathy vocal style is kind of mystical. for my wife, Carson's breathy vocal style, and others like her, are just, well, breathy.
fretman wrote:
Hey SlowHand, that's a tit, not an ass.
One of the best posts I've ever read on RP. Pithiness kills.
fretman wrote:
Hey SlowHand, that's a tit, not an ass.
Lmao.
chinchita wrote:
Does anyone else hear the Sundays?
A little, but this singer's voice is nowhere as lovely as Harriet Wheeler's, IMO.
I can\'t concentrate with that album cover on my screen.
moody, mellow, nice...
lionirons wrote:
Ah, life on the east coast...
watching the girls passing by near the office, have a coffee w/ milk in the small café in front of the park... Ah, life in old Europe...
slowhand wrote:
Very nice song, great harmonies. And...the cover picture of RP listener PsysicsGenuis (PsycoGenus) is great.
Hey SlowHand, that's a tit, not an ass.
slowhand wrote:
Very nice song, great harmonies. And...the cover picture of RP listener PsysicsGenuis (PsycoGenus) is great.
you better change that spelling to "Physics" before you get all kinds of crap.
jobclown wrote:
First time hearing this. Beautiful lead vocals and harmonies. Percussion is soothing as I sit at my desk, peering up the sunny skylight. Shite, a seagull just landed on it...
Ah, life on the east coast...
First time hearing this. Beautiful lead vocals and harmonies. Percussion is soothing as I sit at my desk, peering up the sunny skylight. Shite, a seagull just landed on it...
Very nice song, great harmonies. And...the cover picture of RP listener PsysicsGenuis (PsycoGenus) is great.
Mari wrote:
Now there's a song comment I can relate to :high-five: Someone willin' to do some research before sayin' too much; I just adore the Golden Palominos :meditate:
I knew I will find you here ;) as it sounds like The Wailin' Jenny's :)
Nice cover!!! (the song's cool as well)
oldslabsides wrote:
interesting album cover...does that belong to the aformentioned Miss Carson? 8O
I like this song but the cover kinda weirds me out.
themotion wrote:
damn this is a good song . . . band investigation ensues . . .
Now there's a song comment I can relate to :high-five: Someone willin' to do some research before sayin' too much; I just adore the Golden Palominos :meditate:
damn this is a good song . . . band investigation ensues . . .
nipples are great in the morning
ok fine then
music_21 wrote:
Tux wrote:
Me too. Something new again. Thanks who wrote this song lori sang does anyone know? heard it many years ago
Tux wrote:
Me too. Something new again. Thanks who wrote this song lori sang does anyone know? heard it many years ago
chinchita wrote:
Does anyone else hear the Sundays?
I don't know about that, but Lori Carson sounds just like a singer that was doing music for The Family for a while. (The Family is a religous organization, by the way, not a music group.) In any case, I love the sound of her voice!
designerGirl wrote:
Love Lori Carson's voice. Bliss.
Me too. Something new again. Thanks
Does anyone else hear the Sundays?
The song made me pause from work, and I keep replaying it in the Real Player. IMHO the combination of melody and voice are heavenly, soothing and unlike anything I've heard before.
I thought 1 was too much but then I saw the album cover. Instant upgrade to 2. Her voice is not firm at all and reminds me of the "is this burning an eternal flame" whatever song. Eeeeeew.
I'm in love.
Dang, that's purty.
I didn't mind this song much the first or second time I heard it but each succeeding time I hate it just a little more...
B O R I N G (except for the nipple on the album cover-w00t!)
Anyone else getting shades of the Indigo Girls? Definitely hitting my mood. Nice one, RP... :music:
galileotx wrote:
If I were to have one of their albums which would you suggest?
Drunk With Passion...it's the only one I have, so I have to suggest it!
I've had several friends say I would really like the Golden Palaminos, and after a little listening here on RP over the months, I agree. If I were to have one of their albums which would you suggest?
Love Lori Carson's voice. Bliss.
love her voice :sunny.gif:
FilmSurgeon wrote:
The band is drummer Anton Fier's project. He has a revolving cast of musicians & singers, which have included T-bone Burnett, Jack Bruce, Michael Stipe, Matthew Sweet, Johnny Rotten, Syd Straw etc. 1986's Blast of Silence is a great one.
Who SINGS on this one?
Mark1970 wrote:
Has the lineup for this band remained fairly constant or is it one member's side project with lots of guest musicians? I know Michael Stipe has done some work with them in the past..... just curious.
The band is drummer Anton Fier's project. He has a revolving cast of musicians & singers, which have included T-bone Burnett, Jack Bruce, Michael Stipe, Matthew Sweet, Johnny Rotten, Syd Straw etc. 1986's Blast of Silence is a great one.
I really like this.
runchadrun wrote:
I uploaded Alive and Living Now, the Michael Stipe song, and it was added to the playlist a couple weeks ago but hasn't been played.
A great older song with Stipe is Boy (Go). Great guitar. I've seen (well, heard) Lori Carson live twice. She said it wasn't her on the cover of Pure.
rolo wrote:
for those out there that are enjoying Lori Carson's voice .... there are 2 of her solo albums that I REALLY like ....
The solo stuff I've heard doesn't match up lyrically to the Palominos. Maybe I need to hear more? Or would you agree?
Mark1970 wrote:
Has the lineup for this band remained fairly constant or is it one member's side project with lots of guest musicians? I know Michael Stipe has done some work with them in the past..... just curious.
I uploaded Alive and Living Now, the Michael Stipe song, and it was added to the playlist a couple weeks ago but hasn't been played. There's another song from the same album, Drunk with Passion, with Bob Mould (Dying from the Inside Out).
Has the lineup for this band remained fairly constant or is it one member's side project with lots of guest musicians? I know Michael Stipe has done some work with them in the past..... just curious.
Wow, what a beautiful voice this woman has. Thanks, Bill. :D
interesting album cover...does that belong to the aformentioned Miss Carson? 8O
rolo wrote:
for those out there that are enjoying Lori Carson's voice .... there are 2 of her solo albums that I REALLY like .... ..... Where It Goes and ... Everything I Touch Runs Wild they are both beautiful ........
Stars is a good listen too, though I prefer "Everything..."
for those out there that are enjoying Lori Carson's voice .... there are 2 of her solo albums that I REALLY like .... ..... Where It Goes and ... Everything I Touch Runs Wild they are both beautiful ........
Lori Carson just does it for me.
haunting voices
gypsy222 wrote:
A bit Couteau Twins. I like it. Gentle and soothing.
yeah, me too.
A bit Couteau Twins. I like it. Gentle and soothing.