Friday, February 10, 2006

Heaven Or Las Vegas, by Cocteau Twins


The excitement in Rafa's voice over the phone that cold '99 winter afternoon: "You have to listen to these guys, come over to my place". When Rafa likes something, he usually overreacts (for example, when he told me: "Blind Melon could have been the Beatles for the nineties". Yeah, right) so I wasn't really sure about his reaction. I had heard already the Cocteau Twins, I met them because of Massive Attack's "Teardrop" two years before, but I had never heard "Heaven Or Las Vegas". So there I was, in his bedroom, cigarrette in hand, and he said: "Now, get set". From the moment the song began I was transported to the desert, in a convertible 1967 Ford Galaxy 500. Feeling the heat. Escaping from Vegas. A bottle of scotch in my hands. Speed. 90 MPH. Too much tobacco in my lungs. And, now it was either heaven or Las Vegas. A world of possibilities ahead. Thanks to 4AD for recording such beautiful works of art.

3 comments:

Ana Valentina said...

ES TODO UN MUNDO MUSICAL QUE DESCONCOSCO PERO ME GUSTA EL RELATO Y LO IMAGINO PERFECTO... BUENO NO SE... HABLAS DE RAFA VIEYRA?
MUAK BESOS

Evelio said...

damn it!

me ganaste....

Ernesto said...

Nombre, si a mí me han ganado prácticamente todas ustedes!