Incredible things are happening in this world

Two of my favourite things have come together in a delightful cacophony of surprise. Unorchestrated and without warning.

Peng!33 is pretty much my favourite Iron & Wine song and I am re-reading (for bookclub) One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez – one of the finest, most delightfully strange books I have ever read.

It appears that Peng!33 borrows it’s lines from One Hundred Years.

“Incredible things are happening in this world, magical things are happening in this world… across the river are all kinds of magical instruments, while we’re still living here like donkeys/monkeys”

I didn’t even have to Google.

It’s as if there really are magical instruments across the river!


  1. Hannah said:

    This makes me so happy.

    May 16, 2011
  2. Jeff said:

    Came across this blog post on Google. You might be interested to know that the Iron & Wine tune is an acoustic cover of a Stereolab doing, from the 1992 album Peng! Just saw them last night, and that was one of the encores–it was fantastic! Please consider giving it a listen.

    October 10, 2022

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