Dillon's 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' of Dillon's debut album 'This Silence Kills' was released on BPitch Control on the week of 11th of November 2011. This would be 11.11.11. Or later. I love it. The simple soundspace of this song as such is (( ❤ )) .... I found it in the summer of 2014, and again in January 2015. It has now 35 458 734 Views and 224 672 Likes. Listeners are obsessed with it, like i am too.
A good way to prove this obsession is to follow the listener count : only three days later, on December 8th, 2017, the views count is 35 488 606 Views and 224 861 Likes, which means 30 000 views in 3 days, while the likers count increased "only" with 189 viewers. [Follow up 7 months later on July 5th, 2018, shows the views count is 36 835 323 Views, which means an increase of 1,5 million views, while the likers count is about 235 000 and the subscribers count is amazingly still only 70 324 persons.] And note : the upload is only on audio, and it was published already over 6 years ago in YouTube.
But first, before this above link's already legendary version on the debut album, there had been Dillon's 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' on her early YouTube video from 2009 ( link below on the second ❤ tc ) On this video, Dillon apparently is singing very emotionally live against Jens Lekman's Pocketful of Money, which is heard on the background (this link is unfortunately not to an official Jens Lekman's video, i could not find one). The lip synch is not quite correct, but still it seems spontaneously live sung. In the comment boxes someone proves it with several points.
Jens Lekman was new to me. It was also surprising to me that this song was not entirely Dillon's own handwriting. There had been no info about the original song writer, or being a cover. I was puzzled. Why would it not be told in the track info ? It seemed (judging only by one comment in a comment thread) that also Jens Lekman has done his song strongly against a sample from Beat Happening. Also Beat Happening was new to me.
The hauntingly perfect lyrics line "I'll come running with the heart on fire" eventually gave me Google Search results for Lekman's sampling Gravedigger Blues by Beat Happening - but before finding that data, i first jump-listened one by one a lot of Beat Happening videos based on that comment box info about only the band's name ... fun for a while ... but could not find that sample song by this DIY Random Search haha : D and thought that okay okay - so i'll bump into this information some day, i always do, so i'll check on this later trusting it will come to me - and a few hours later it came to my mind to google the lyrics line "I'll come running with the heart on fire" ... : )
So next i learned a new concept.
The same Genius Lyrics also tells in the track info of 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' that Jens Lekman's song is interpolated by Thirteen Thirtyfive by Dillon : written by Dillon & Jens Lekman - which seemed now an interesting way to put it, if they were not cooperating ? - and release date was November 21, 2011, and that 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' interpolates Pocketful of Money by Jens Lekman.
Interpolate ? What is interpolate here ?
to interpolate :
All this searching happened after i found this older version yesterday 4th of December 2017. To me, it is cleverly and stylishly simply made, visually emotional, very well built yet freshly spontaneous and very sincere seeming whole, so perhaps it is a demo version presenting real emotion, and seems to me, made by an extremely talented artist, who can take in concideration the whole appearance of her performance. This Dillon's apparently first demo version of 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' for fans ( - i don't really know whether it is a demo or not ) was published in YouTube already as long ago as 10.12.2009. Now it has 256 617 Views 2339 Likes today.
I cannot understand why i had not clicked more of Dillon's videos before. I had been content with the debut album version and moved on. Probably because it is that perfect. It must have been that at that time 2014 - 2015 i also found something else and was not convinced with that, then, and forgot.
But this one, Dillon's 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' cannot be forgotten. So now i finally got interested in what is happening in her music now and in-between, and yesterday on top of this Beat Happening -hopping and Jens Lekman -playing (Swedish ... lek = play, lekman = layman, playman), i also watched probably all Dillon videos including some of her interviews in YouTube, and (yet from another comment box, not from her directly) found an explanation about the content of 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' being sung to a dead child. But to me, the song is sung to an unidentified listening object saying " you'd be 13, i'd be 35 ".
I found also yet another new version, live from a concert alongside a full female choir. This one is a video presenting Dillon's 'Thirteen Thirtyfive' Live at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. This video was recorded at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Foreign Affairs Festival 2015, performed by Dillon & Tamer Fahri Özgönenc and Choir - composed and arranged by Dillon & Tamer Fahri Özgönenc, and performed with the choir Die Fixen Nixen under the direction of Ralf Sochaczewsky. The video was published 12.7.2016 in YouTube, it has 68 278 Views and 1576 Likes today.
One commentor says
" That cha cha part haunts me in my dreams ❤ "
Yes that, and the originally Beat Happening line
"I'll come running with the heart on fire."
06.12.2017 00:12 i finally found an interview from 10.12.2016 in Raws Magazine, and reading that i found out that i had done all exactly and perfectly as Dillon wished. Not only did I travel through her maze finding the information myself, and even in correct order, but of course I do have my own interpretation of the song, 08.12.2017 22:55 formulating it into here.
My interpretation is connected to my thinking about a human individual's spiritual and emotional development in general as an adventurous and capricious journey, which is best to accept with a playful approach to eliminate permanent damages, and which interpretation is largely based on the fact that to me, by intuition C. G. Jung's age period theories were valid immediately when reading them 20 years ago, and by my own experience now, at the age of 57 they still are as valid.
In my adventures during my personal developing span so far, these periods have actualized exactly as Jung described. But there is more. In one sector of life, what happened to me at 13, occurred at 33, and then again at 53. What went on successfully in another sector of life during Jungian periods at 13, also at 35, is expected to occur as splendidly at 57 - because duh why wouldn't it. So - listening nowadays to this song, I am launched into reminiscence surfing deeply through my own practical life experiences as well as through a cool psychological theory, and looking lightly forward to the year 2018 stupidly hilarious and sure of Jungian wisdom's pearls. : D
- is this a marvelous piece of a total art work or not.
Tiina Hölli in Ankara CER Modern 19.12.2014
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