I'll be off blog for much of the day, so here's a random exercise to occupy you: go look at this painting, and then suggest the perfect song to accompany it. I'll nominate Mansard Roof, by Vampire Weekend, which is what I was actually listening to when I went looking for it the other day. There's something about an afro-caribbean-ish beat sung by a bunch of white boys that seems to go especially well with that painting.

If anyone else but me finds this intriguing, I'll make it a standing feature.

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