Matthew Jay – Four Minute Rebellion

8 07 2010

Listened: Friday July 2

As I mentioned before, Matthew Jay’s life was cut short too soon and he released little during his living years. In the course of this project I’ve discovered that there have been some posthumous releases besides Draw and Four Minute Rebellion; I’ll have to check those out.

I really love the cover photograph for its simplicity of texture interrupted only by the stone. It also vaguely resembles some sort of video game.

The song Four Minute Rebellion is really lovely, a great observation of the joys and pain of being a teenager. I love “Why are you staring at me? You’re breaking my nose from twenty-five feet.”

Louie is particularly haunting, considering how Matthew might have ended his life intentionally “Louie, are you looking for a meaning, I see how you struggle for some time, you’re never in a state that I can talk any sense to, oh Louie, don’t do it, don’t break your mother’s heart.” Incredibly moving to hear it put so bluntly; you wish he had listened to his own lyrics!



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23 09 2010
Matthew Jay – Draw « Emily's Albums A to Z

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