I don’t think a greater argument for settling down with just one person has ever been put into words better than this scene from HIgh Fidelity. On the surface, the honesty of it probably seems a bit unromantic. But if you were to scratch away all of the sugary sweet safety words we normally use (for example, “I will love you forever” or “you’re the only one for me”), you’ll find that this is what is really being said (at least by us guys).
And finally… don’t forget to tune into the ‘Mix Tape Radio On Folk Radio UK’ Valentines Day special (which is on at 5pm UK time). Whether your spending Vday alone, or with a person you fancy, the tunes on this episode are perfect for bringing out the thoughts and emotions expressed in the above clip (in fact, the audio from the above clip is even mixed in with a track from Benjamin Shaw’s album for sad lovemaking, Summer In The Box Room).
Valentines Day is exactly 3 weeks away. Now, Hallmark is probably going to try and convince you that buying a stuffed gorilla holding a velvet heart is the perfect way to let someone know that you think they are swell, but that is just a not very clever marketing trick. Gorilla’s are extremely dangerous animals.
You know what isn’t dangerous? HI54LOFI RECORDS Valentines Day compilation ‘I Love You And Stuff’. Purchasing it not only nets yourself a sweet collection of tunes, but I’ll also send a Valentines Day card (physical or digital) with a free download of that same sweet collection of tunes, to whomever you want.
Rather than trying to top the excellent 15 songs that were on the compilation when we did this last year, I’ve decided I would just sweeten the pot by adding 5 more tasty tracks to the box.
Fancy restaurants are totally overrated, especially when compared to a 20 track compilation (spoiler alert: there is also a bonus hidden track). So swing by the HI54LOFI RECORDS Bandcamp page and get yourself and someone else (or more than one person, you crafty dog) a gift that will last a lot longer than that box of chocolates you always end up getting.
The Best Friends With Wolves Club • I Love You & Stuff
I know I’ve been posting about Valentines Day again and again (and again), but I promise, this will be the last one on this here tumblr (until next year). I just didn’t want you to miss out on the chance of getting HI54LOFI RECORDS Valentines Day compilation for yourself, while at the same time getting to send a Valentines Day card + FREE download of the compilation to anyone you fancy.
The compilation has great tunes like this The Best Friends With Wolves Club song on it (plus 15 other songs). It might even get you lucky.
Since Valentines Day is fast approaching (and it is getting likely that any new physical cards we send out via post will not make it in time), I just wanted to let you know about the special promo that HI54LOFI RECORDS will be running for the next few days:
*SPECIAL OFFER: From now until the end of the 14th, if someone buys our Valentines Day compilation for £1, not only do they get an immediate download of the compilation, but I will send a digital Valentines Day card + a FREE download of the compilation to the person of their choice (via email). If they spend £2, I will send to 3 people. If they pay £3, I will send to 6 people. £4 and I will send to 10 people. £5 and I will send to 15 people… and if someone spends over £5 I’ll see how many they want to send out.
Don’t miss out on this great way to not only make someone else’s Valentines Day better, but yours too (as you also get the compilation). So it is kind of like having your cake and eating it too, while also giving other people your cake and then them getting to eat it too.
I know you were thinking “there is no way that the HI54LOFI RECORDS Valentines Day extravaganza could get any better”. Well, you were wrong. A 16th track has been added… but it is a secret track that comes only after you download it (hint: it’s this Colateral Soundtrack song).
And on top of that, the already low low price is now lower. Never mind that it was originally only £3 to receive the compilation for yourself as well as have a ‘HI54LOFI RECORDS Valentines Day’ card (which includes a free download of the compilation) put in the post to whomever you wish, because now you can get all that for only £2. AND… there is even an option for those who might want to just get it for themselves (for just £1).
So, in conclusion: you will officially be a foolish fool if you do not get this lovely compilation into your headphones (and into the headphones of anyone else you want to woe / impress / say ‘how you doing?’ to). And those aren’t my words. Those words come directly from Cupid himself. Or at least I think it was Cupid, might have just been a short, chubby, homeless man wearing a diaper. Either way, he was truth speaker.
“When I think of Valentines Day, my fondest memories of it are when I was a young chap, and didn’t really think about things like ‘love’. They were innocent times, and you’d give everyone in your class (even the ugly / stikny ones) a cute little card that asked them to be something neither of you were willing to commit to. It was easier to throw around words like ‘be mine forever’ back when forever meant, at tops, about a month. The older we got, the more complex things got. You either were forever alone or stressing out about another last minute stab at being romantic enough to make it through another year. And the cards stopped coming (except from Grandma).
This year, we hope we can help you recapture some of those warm and fuzzy feeling that Valentines Day once brought. So we’ve put together a digital box of 15 musical chocolates for you to not only gorge on yourself, but send it to everyone in your class (even the ugly / stinky ones), via a special Valentines Day Card. And here’s how it works:
This compilation is a ‘pay what you want’ download, with the minimum purchase set at £3. When you purchase the compilation, you will receive an immediate download in whatever format you desire AND… we will also send a physical Valentines Day card to the person of your choice (to anywhere in the world). And this is no regular Valentines Day card, it comes with a FREE download of the entire album.
So, for just £3, you get a copy of this lovely 15 track compilation for yourself AND the person of your choice gets it as well, along with a special Valentines Day card. It’s the perfect way to say “I love / like / miss / think of / want / etc you”.
But there is more… we have made the compilation ‘pay what you want’ so that you have the option of sending out more than 1 Valentines Day card / FREE album download. If you pay £5, we will send out 2 Valentines Day cards to the people of your choice. For every £1 over the £5 mark, we will send 1 Valentines Day card on your behalf. So, if you pay £8: you get an immediate download of the album AND we will send a Valentines Day card / FREE download to 5 people.
So send one to your lover. Or send one to your friend. Or to your secretary. Or your mother. Or your whoever you think is special enough to get a little sugar this Valentines. Swing by our Bandcamp page and start the love spreading process right now.”
this is part one of the two part “The Adventures of: Badly Drawn Chicken - in Happy Valentines Day” special. the exciting conclusion (which may or may not include a cameo by Johnny Depp and Leonard DiCaprio) will be next Sunday (aka. Valentines Day).