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♦⇒    Kniha lásky je dlouhá a nudná nikdo nemůže zvednout tu zatracenou věc je plná grafů a faktů, čísel a pokynů pro tanec ale já, miluji to, když mi čteš a ty mě můžeš číst cokoli Kniha lásky obsahuje hudbu ve skutečnosti odtud pochází hudba některé z nich jsou jen transcendentální některé z nich jsou prostě hloupé ale já, miluji to, když mi zpíváš a ty mě můžeš zpívat cokoli Kniha lásky je dlouhá a nudná a napsáno velmi dávno je plná květin a krabic ve tvaru srdce a věci, na které jsme moc mladí ale já, miluji to, když mi dáš věci a ty, měl bys mi dát snubní prsteny.
♦⇒    ⌊Verze 1⌉   Miliardy se smáli a nikdo neplakal V den, kdy politici zemřeli Oslavy se rozšířily po celém světě V den, kdy politici zemřeli Dokonce i jejich vlastní matky Jejich vlastní manželé a manželky Řekl: „Nyní jsou všichni muži bratři“ Pojďme s našimi životy [Verze 2] Miliardy se smáli a nikdo neplakal V den, kdy politici zemřeli Oslavy se rozšířily po celém světě V den, kdy politici zemřeli Vstali jsme z bláta Jsme odlišní od zvířat Máme chuť na krev Pojďme tedy jíst všechny kněze [Verze 3] Miliardy se smáli a nikdo neplakal V den, kdy politici zemřeli Oslavy se rozšířily po celém světě V den, kdy politici zemřeli Teď je to jedna velká párty Protože všichni politici zemřeli.
„The Day the Politicians Died“
The Magnetic Fields
Produced by Stephin Merritt
Album “Quickies”
[Verse 1]
Billions laughed and no one cried
The day the politicians died
Celebrations spread worldwide
The day the politicians died
Even their own mothers
Their own husbands and wives
Said, “Now all men are brothers”
Let’s get on with our lives
[Verse 2]
Billions laughed and no one cried
The day the politicians died
Celebrations spread worldwide
The day the politicians died
We’ve risen from the mud
We’re different from the beasts
We’ve got the taste for blood
So let’s eat all the priests
[Verse 3]
Billions laughed and no one cried
The day the politicians died
Celebrations spread worldwide
The day the politicians died
It’s all one big party now
’Cause all the politicians died
Birth name: Stephen Raymond Merritt
Born: February 9, 1965
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Album release: May 15, 2020
Record Label: Nonesuch
Duration:     9:17+8:36+9:45+9:11+9:05 = 45:54
1. 01 Castles of America   0:34
1. 02 The Biggest Tits in History   2:12
1. 03 The Day the Politicians Died   1:57
1. 04 Castle Down a Dirt Road   1:47
1. 05 Bathroom Quickie   0:46
1. 06 My Stupid Boyfriend   2:01
2. 01 Love Gone Wrong   2:13
2. 02 Favorite Bar   1:12
2. 03 Kill a Man a Week   0:59
2. 04 Kraftwerk in a Blackout   1:49
2. 05 When She Plays the Toy Piano   2:06
2. 06 Death Pact (Let’s Make A)   0:17
3. 01 I’ve Got a Date With Jesus   2:16
3. 02 Come, Life, Shaker Life!   2:35
3. 03 (I Want to Join A) Biker Gang   2:21
3. 04 Rock ’n’ Roll Guy   2:33
4. 01 You’ve Got a Friend in Beelzebub   1:13
4. 02 Let’s Get Drunk Again (And Get Divorced)   1:15
4. 03 The Best Cup of Coffee in Tennessee   2:07
4. 04 When the Brat Upstairs Got a Drum Kit   1:52
4. 05 The Price You Pay   1:52
4. 06 The Boy in the Corner   0:55
5. 01 Song of the Ant   0:43
5. 02 I Wish I Had Fangs and a Tail   1:51
5. 03 Evil Rhythm   1:47
5. 04 She Says Hello   1:01
5. 05 The Little Robot Girl   2:11
5. 06 I Wish I Were a Prostitute Again   2:15
♦⇒    The Magnetic Fields’ Quickies will be released on Nonesuch Records on May 15, 2020. The five 7” vinyl box set features twenty~eight new short songs by Stephin Merritt, ranging in length from thirteen seconds to two minutes and thirty~five seconds. Preorders of the vinyl box set, also on a single CD, are available now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of “The Day the Politicians Died,” the video for which can be seen below. The song is also available to stream at Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services. Nonesuch Store pre~orders also include an exclusive, limited~edition print autographed by Merritt.
♦⇒    The Magnetic Fields celebrate their new release with special residencies at intimate City Winery venues in seven cities — Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Boston, New York, Washington, and Philadelphia — from June 1 through July 1. See below for details and tickets, or visit
♦⇒    Merritt explains his thinking behind the Quickies concept: “I’ve been reading a lot of very short fiction, and I enjoyed writing 101 Two~Letter Words, the poetry book about the shortest words you can use in Scrabble. And I’ve been listening to a lot of French baroque harpsichord music. Harpsichord doesn’t lend itself to languor. So I’ve been thinking about one instrument at a time, playing for about a minute or so and then stopping, and I’ve been thinking of narratives that are only a few lines long.
♦⇒    “Also, I had been using a lot of small notebooks, so when I reach the bottom of the page, I’ve only gone a short way. Now that I’m working on a different album, I’m enforcing a large notebook rule so that I don’t do Quickies twice in a row.”
♦⇒    Quickies features Merritt and other Magnetic Fields band members Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson, Shirley Simms, and John Woo. They are joined by longtime friends and collaborators Chris Ewen, Daniel Handler, and Pinky Weitzman.
♦⇒    To date, Stephin Merritt has written and recorded twelve Magnetic Fields albums, including the beloved 69 Love Songs and the 2017 critically acclaimed Nonesuch box set, 50 Song Memoir, which chronicled the first fifty years of the songwriter’s life with one song per year. New York magazine called the box set “a celebration of Merritt’s sky~high range as a writer and a player, through the exploration of the circumstances that helped cultivate it … a delightful flip through the untold back pages of one of rock’s most singular voices, and, all in all, the best damned Magnetic Fields album in the last ten years.” Merritt has also composed original music and lyrics for several music theater pieces, including an off~Broadway stage musical of Neil Gaiman’s novel Coraline, for which he received an Obie Award. In 2014, Merritt composed songs and background music for the first musical episode of public radio’s This American Life. Stephin Merritt also releases albums under the band names the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes. 
♦⇒    by Francesco Pandini — Feb 14, 2019 ♦