Todays song of the day is 'Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum' by Nick Cave and the Dirty Three. Here is the thing about this song that I love. I owned the CD it was released on, The X-Files: The Songs in the Key of X, but did not know this song existed until a month later when I was reading an issue of AP. But before we get into that, I should also like to point out that, in the liner notes, "Nick Cave and the Dirty Three would like you to know that "0" is also a number". I had read this but had no idea what it meant, if it meant anything at all.
As I read the issue of AP, it talked about Nick Cave, and the Dirty Three having secret songs. I was thinking they were crazy; I checked the end of the CD (where secret songs where usually hiding) and there was nothing there. According to the article, the secret songs could only be found on certain CD players, CD players that allowed you to “rewind” CD’s. So this is how it worked. You put the CD in, and then you held the back button. On my CD player, you could actually see the minute button going into the negative. You could also here the garbled sound of a song, then a brief silent part, then garbled sound. Now here is the kicker that always frustrated me. If you held the button down too long, the CD would go back to track 1, and you would have to start the whole process over again. Eventually I got to where I could rewind the CD without issue.
The first garbled sound (sounds a lot different when played normally) was a remix of the X-files theme
Which now brings us to the song of the day
Besides having 2 secret songs on this CD, Nick Cave and the Seeds song, Red Right Hand, also appeared on the album. It was also the first mainstream song to appear on the X-files. But we will save that for another day.