Wednesday, October 05, 2005


What follows is a partial list of completely unadulterated song titles from the album Michigan by Sufjan Stevens.
  • All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!

  • For The Windows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

  • Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)

  • They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)

  • Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)
I realize this album is relatively old news, Sufjan-Stevens-speaking, but can someone have a talk with this guy. When the title of the song takes five billion years to scroll across my car stereo display, something is awry. I realize that my car stereo display's configuration and scroll rate are factors, but come on. Those aren't titles, those are thesis statements.