February 9, 2010

put on your blue lipstick and i’ll put on my venus boots

langhorne slim

One of my favorite songs on Langhorne Slim‘s last outing Be Set Free was the rambling, jangly romanticism of “Say Yes” — specifically where he pleads, “Put on your blue lipstick and I’ll put on my venus boots, and we’re in California but it might as well be the moon. Say yes, say yes, say yes…”

I couldn’t resist that request from him, even if I’m not exactly sure what it means. I’d say yes.

Go send the song in a fancy little Valentine’s Day card to someone you’ve taken a shine to. I’m seeing Langhorne on Wednesday night at the Hi-Dive, and I have a prize pack to give away to a lucky Denver reader:

- One vinyl copy of Be Set Free
- One signed Langhorne Slim canvas bag
- A pair of tickets to his show Wednesday night at the Hi-Dive

Leave me an amenable, yes kind-of comment and we’ll sort things out Tuesday night.

Say Yes – Langhorne Slim (do it!)

He is touring all over to about 40 cities between now and April so seriously, you got lots of chances to agree with him, and I think you’ll find him and his music…mighty agreeable.

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  • can i say yes to two out of the three in the prize pack? i live in tucson, not denver. but your consistent love for langhorne reminds me that i am not alone in the appreciation of his catchy tunes.

    ross — February 9, 2010 @ 2:01 am

  • been a long time friend of this blog and of langhorne since seeing him open for Josh Ritter back in 2008. I’d love a pack like this. Yes!


    scottorr — February 9, 2010 @ 7:32 am

  • let’s pour some whiskey on this smoldering ash, you wear the wig and i’ll wear the fake mustache. whaddayou say?

    i love slim!

    Calvin — February 9, 2010 @ 8:10 am

  • Yes, my wallet would be set free in the event that I won this package.

    Jeff — February 9, 2010 @ 8:48 am

  • i’ve been saying yes since I saw langhorne slim for the first time this summer at lollapalooza. i cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the end of a class – Heather, your music taste never fails to impress

    Katie — February 9, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  • I would agree with Katie^, Your music taste never fails to impress just like how Langhorne Slim doesn’t fail to impressive

    Tiffany — February 9, 2010 @ 11:09 am

  • “the day I got him to propose to me yes first I gave him the bit of seedcake out of my mouth and it was leapyear like now yes 16 years ago my God after that long kiss I near lost my breath yes he said I was a flower of the mountain yes so we are flowers all a womans body yes that was one true thing he said in his life and the sun shines for you today yes that was why I liked him because I saw he understood or felt what a woman is and I knew I could always get round him and I gave him all the pleasure I could leading him on till he asked me to say yes and I wouldnt answer first only looked out over the sea and the sky I was thinking of so many things he didnt know . . . . I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”

    Dan — February 9, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

  • Want! So ready to rock. Are you ready to see me flail? I hope Harold is there.

    Kathleen — February 9, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

  • Mmmm that sounds nice, I like Hi-Dive and Langhorne Slim.

    Jevan — February 9, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

  • Yes, I will buy you a drink of your choice at the Langhorne Slim concert. It’s the least a gentleman could do.

    Carvin — February 9, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

  • Congratulations to winner Katie! Thanks all for trying, come to the show anyways, it’s gonna kick your ass with awesomeness.

    browneheather — February 9, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

  • I’m 20. That’s apparently problematic at the Hi-Dive? I’m sorry I didn’t look into this before attempting to win these tickets. aghhh. sad.

    Katie — February 10, 2010 @ 12:11 am

  • Looking forward to an ass kicking full of awesomeness this friday in st louis.

    Mike — February 11, 2010 @ 7:36 am

  • Just wanted to say I hoped the show was all I hoped it would have been!

    Carvin — February 11, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  • thanks…

    mickeyitaliano — February 18, 2010 @ 2:48 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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