Please Smile My Noise Bleed is the name of an album by Múm, and it’s what I’m listening to as I work on a new short story. Mainly because I really like it and haven’t listened to it in a long time, but also because the story was partly inspired by the name of one of the tracks on it – ‘On The Old Mountain Radio’.
Every Múm album has a little piece of writing hidden in the sleeve somewhere. Here’s the piece from Please Smile My Noise Bleed:
there go the old mountain days and nights.
by now they have disappeared into a shack up the road.
they say they have developed a technique to split
a noise in half like a fruit.
and they were kids that
used to sleep at night.