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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MP3 of the Day: Kimya Dawson

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:46 PM

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I'll admit, my favorite part of the newish Kimya Dawson song "Sunbeams And Some Beans" (off Alphabutt) comes at the very end. It's there that Dawson gives the sweetest little spoken-sung advice: "My grandma said to me/If you only have one bean/And you meet someone with no bean/You should give them half your bean/'Cause you will be less hungry/ if you eat just half a bean/Then if you eat a whole bean/In front of somebody with no bean." The way she says it, at the end of a song that pits farmers who share against corporate thugs who rob, is so earnest, and yet it's a parable on sharing that makes perfect sense. It lifts those heavy clouds of cynicism listening to this cute little track, if only for a moment. -- Jennifer Maerz

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