“I know a place where a body can hide”

Philip HarrisMusic, Videos0 Comments

I first got hooked on Murder by Death (the band) when they traded cover songs with Amanda Palmer. She recorded Three Men Hanging and they recorded Another Year and the tracks were released as a 7″ single. I fell in love with both tracks and in a lot of ways, I prefer them to the originals. I’ll probably post them here at some point but for this week, here’s a Murder by Death track – Lost River.   Lost River is from the album, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon – one of the many Kickstarter Projects I’ve backed over the years. [“I know a place where a body can hide” by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 4th March 2015]

Doing the Santa Shuffle

Philip HarrisMusic, Running0 Comments

Yesterday was our last race for 2011 – The Santa Shuffle. It’s a 5km fun run round Stanley Park and the seawall and this year was the third time we’d taken part. The weather was great (one of those amazing Vancouver mornings we didn’t get last weekend) and we timed our arrival perfectly so we didn’t need to stand around in the cold for too long. Despite having run the half marathon last weekend and promising to “take it steady” we actually ended up finishing in around 25 mins 30 which is our fastest 5km yet. The post race refreshments (beef chili and some granola bars) were good as well so it was a successful event all round. One of our local HMV stores is closing down – presumably falling victim to the relentless advance of digital content – so in the afternoon I dropped by to take a look at their 60% sale. It turns out that it’s mostly a 10% sale (although if you want a Metallica clock then you can indeed save 60%) but I did pick up a copy of Murder by Death‘s album – Red of Tooth and Claw. I first discovered Murder by Death (or … Read More