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Chris Bathgate

I apologize for the lack of posts today/yesterday (Tuesday). Hopefully more will be coming soon, if time allows.

A Cork Tale Wake was released in July, and only in the past two weeks have I come to realize that I exist in the same universe as Chris Bathgate. Even now, I've only heard two tracks off the album, and I'm ready, compelled even, to fork over some more money to hear the rest because I suspect that if I didn't I'd be missing out on something big. I say "Big" not in the sense that I'd be missing some cultural phenomenon or the most hyped release of the year (because this is clearly neither of those), but... it would be like missing the chance to watch the birth of a star, the most phenomenal and unnoticed of events.

The simplest of gases, the universe's general populous, have lived their lives until now clustered in clouds. A single gravitational disturbance changes everything. The gases collapse and heat builds until the temperature becomes so unbearably high that atoms overcome their similarities to join together in fusion. A galactic star child is born, and it takes light years for folks on Earth to get the news. Even then this goes utterly unnoticed by all but a select few, who know that somewhere in the night sky we can now see (what is a now ancient image of) new light in the universe.

Somehow I got caught on the star drift, being a physics nerd and all, and forgot about Chris Bathgate. His songs are love-children, telling us to "Let the name of your love be known / on every single love you own." In "a flash of light followed by chaos," a car-born kiss is accomplished with the safety off, all while guitars mumble along to tell us how.

Chris Bathgate - A Flash of Light Followed By

Chris Bathgate - Every Wall You Own
Buy A Cork Tale Wake (eMusic also has it)
Chris Bathgate's Website/Myspace

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