First Dance Friday – The Magnetic Fields
As well as giving you ideas for your first dance I hope that this little feature might also introduce you to some music you’ve never heard before. I absolutely adore The Magnetic Fields. Stephin Merritt’s lyrics, delivered in his casual baritone, have always struck a chord with me.
I… I love it when you bring me things
You… You ought to bring me wedding rings
This song is from the album ’69 Love Songs’ which, rather unsurprisingly contains 69 songs, although the tone isn’t so much about love in the classic sense. ‘The Book of Love’ has a sentimentality that’s down to earth. For me its all about warts-and-all love rather than cliched platitudes. Its simple, humble and beautiful…