Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clock Strikes 10

Since yesterday's song was sung by the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer, I thought we'd continue with dark cabaret today and hear a song by Cuban-American musician Voltaire.  His music is a bit like what European folk music might sound like if it were played by Church of Satan founder/carny huckster Anton LaVey.  

Voltaire has been consistently releasing albums since the late 90s and is a multi-talented artist;  in addition to writing and performing music, he also creates comic books, stop-motion animation, and works as a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  You can hear his flair for imagery scattered throughout today's song, "When You're Evil": while there's children to make sad, while there's candy to be had, while there's pockets left to pick, while there's grannies left to trip down the stairs, he'll be there...

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