History Music / TheMagneticFields

30th Apr '16 5:10:48 PM TVRulezAgain
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* IAmTheBand: Stephin Merritt. Although there are other recurring members, such as Daniel Handler, the real life identity of [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]. Merritt's other band, The Gothic Archies, released an album of [[FilkSong songs about A Series Of Unfortunate Events]]. Drummer/vocalist/business manager Claudia Gonson is the non-Merritt musician who's had the most staying power.

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* IAmTheBand: Stephin Merritt. Although there are other recurring members, such as Daniel Handler, the real life identity of [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]. Merritt's other band, The Gothic Archies, released an album of [[FilkSong songs about A Series Of Unfortunate Events]]. Drummer/vocalist/business manager Claudia Gonson is the non-Merritt musician who's had the most staying power.
11th Feb '16 7:35:51 AM TrustBen
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* TheEeyore: Stephen Meritt comes across this way with his baritone vocals and self-effacing demeanor.



* TheEeyore: Stephen Meritt comes across this way with his baritone vocals and self-effacing demeanor.

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* TheEeyore: Stephen Meritt comes across this way with his baritone vocals and self-effacing demeanor.FlowersOfRomance: "I'm Sorry I Love You"
-->''A single rose in your garden dwells''\\
''Like any rose, it's not itself''\\
''It is my love in your garden grows''\\
''But let's pretend it's just a rose.''
11th Feb '16 6:31:29 AM beergood
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-->'''Her:''' ''Are you out of love with me?\\
Are you longing to be free?\\
Do I drive you up a tree?''\\
'''Him:''' ''Yeah! Oh, yeah!''
11th Feb '16 5:51:17 AM beergood
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* BreakUpSong: "I Thought You Were My Boyfriend"



* ConceptAlbum: ''69 Love Songs'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; all the songs on ''i'' start with "I."

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* ConceptAlbum: ConceptAlbum:
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''69 Love Songs'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; all ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** All
the songs on ''i'' start with "I."


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-->''So you, quote, "love", unquote, me?''
11th Feb '16 3:07:40 AM beergood
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* DrowningYourSorrows: "Reno, Dakota"

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* DrowningYourSorrows: DrowningMySorrows: "Reno, Dakota"
11th Feb '16 3:07:03 AM beergood
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* DrowningYourSorrows: "Reno, Dakota"



* EmoTeen: Discussed in "I Don't Want To Get Over You"
-->''I could make a career of being blue\\
I could dress in black and read Camus\\
Smoke clove cigarettes and drink vermouth like I was seventeen\\
That would be a scream...''
* EmpathicEnvironment: Taken UpToEleven in "I Don't Believe in the Sun"
-->''The moon to whom the poets croon has given up and died\\
Astronomy will have to be revised''



* GenderBlenderName: "Mike" in "Papa Was A Rodeo" is a woman.
** Not necessarily Stephin Merritt has a habit of having female singers sing from a male point of view ("Candy") and vice versa ("Sunset City") so the fact that Shirley Simms sings the final chorus has no bearing on the gender of the character in the song.

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* GenderBlenderName: According to WordOfGod, "Mike" in "Papa Was A Rodeo" is a woman.
** Not necessarily Stephin Merritt has -->"Papa Was a habit of having female singers sing from a male point of view ("Candy") and vice versa ("Sunset City") so Rodeo," as should be explained in the fact that Shirley Simms sings the final chorus has no bearing on the gender of the box set book, is (in my mind) sung by a man, who resembles a Lee Hazelwood character, to a woman named Mike, as Nancy Sinatra's character was called in the song. "Wild Angels." It is thus explicitly a Lee & Nancy [[ShoutOut tribute]], with an actual lyric reference, however roundabout, which is more than I usually do.


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* MinisculeRocking: Several songs on ''69 Love Songs'' hover around the 1-minute mark. "Roses" clocks in at 28 seconds.


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** "Acoustic Guitar":
-->''Acoustic guitar, if you think I play hard\\
Well, you could have belonged to Music/SteveEarle\\
Or Charo or Music/{{Gwar}}, I could sell you [[PainfulRhyme tomor]]-\\
-row, so bring me back my girl''
24th Apr '15 1:19:12 PM DavidDelony
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* TheEeyore: Stephen Meritt comes across this way with his baritone vocals and self-effacing demeanor.
3rd Apr '15 10:43:24 AM TrustBen
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* LongTitle: "The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent".
5th Dec '14 1:02:40 PM BadSplice
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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All the tracks on ''i'' all begin with the letter "I".
23rd Nov '14 10:17:51 PM Nozdordomu
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* SkeletalMusician: Referenced in "Xylophone Track": "I can play my ribcage like a xylophone."
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