SOTD: Courtney Barnett – Depreston (live)

Posted: October 17, 2015 in Song Of The Day
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I re-watched season 2 of Bojack Horseman today, and for those that don’t know, the series finale ends with Courtney Barnett’s “Avant Gardener” playing over the credits. It’s a great sync, and as an Aussie it makes me feel weirdly proud to see a local doing so well.

When I first heard C-Barnes on FBi 2 years ago, there is no way I would’ve guessed that she’d explode on the international music scene and end up being one of the biggest Aussie music exports of the decade.

.I liked it, and I could definitely relate to it – but there’s a ton of local acts I feel that way about, and they usually remain stuck on the sidelines, achieving ‘local hero’ status in the realms of alternative radio and sold-out local shows, but rarely, if ever breaking onto an international stage.

But she did, and she gets today’s song of the day. Here’s my absolute favourite version of Depreston ever:

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On a side note, I have a love-hate relationship with this song because I wrote a song that sounds really similar a few years ago, but could never figure out how to finish it. It’s the same 2 chords, tempo, feel, and a similar vocal melody, and there’s just no foreseeable way I could finish it now without it sounding like a total rip-off of Depreston.

So this song always reminds me that if you don’t do something with that great idea you have, the universe will eventually give it to someone else who will.

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