Jens Lekman Rocks My World - Postcard Folk
Usually played with a guitar, but due to technical difficulties, he had to substitute...and what a substitute it is on this absolutely wonderful track about his friend, Nina and a disastrous dinner.
I've been really into good lyrics this summer and have giggled so much due to "Flight of the Conchords." Glen turned me onto the Swedish singer Jen Lekman today and I spent part of the afternoon driving around town shouting, "Don't let anyone stand in your way" as I felt the spirit of Jonathan Richman invade the moment.
The lyrics are downright spot on and incredibly funny throughout the whole album, but this one song is a stunner. "Oh God, what have I done? I came to Berlin to have fun. It turned out to be Buffalo 66 and your father is wearing a big crucifix...."
This is one of those postcard songs that can end a night and make you a fan of the artist. Can't wait to see this live. I can feel the moment just listening to the song and it's damn exciting. Jens Lekman, you rock my world September 11, 2007.
And I just found you're coming to the Troubadour in exactly 1 month and 30 days time. The countdown begins...