Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Song of the Day: "Around U" by MUNA

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I just looked it up and discovered that the band MUNA is an American dark pop/electric pop.  Which doesn't explain the sort of Swedish/Cocteau Twins feel to the vocals, as if the lead singer hails from an imaginary Nordic country.

I found my song of the day,  MUNA's "Around U," while browsing on letsloop for music similar to Pale Waves. The latter group is a band that I love based on the two songs I've heard. I said my knowledge of music was broad, I never said it was deep. But with so much good music around, all you can do is try to keep up.

Now this probably revelatory of my troubled psyche but I was hearing one of the recurring lines as "I'm no longer evil around you," which I thought was kinda cool. Combating recidivism through love. However, it's more of a classic breakup sentiment: "I no longer revolve around you." Burn!

Song of the Day: "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You, Baby"

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The atmosphere in this song is as thick as pea soup! My song of the day is "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" by Cigarettes After Sex

I'm told by the group's website that it's an ambient pop group based out of Brooklyn, NY and formed in 2008. That's great. I only have a decade's worth of their music to catch up on!

Song of the Day: "Jumping Someone Else's Train" by The Cure

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I've been having a music session with my son Alex, 9, forcing him to listen to music from my high school years. So he runs out of the room just as I cue up "Jumping Someone Else's Train" by The Cure. 
And I'm like, "Don't go! I'm trying to get nostalgic."

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

That cool quote by Flannery O'Connor. . .

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Song of the Day: "Sway" by the Kooks

"Sway" by the Kooks is a compelling and sexy slice of pop rock.

The band, I'm told, was formed in 2004 in Brighton. That would explain the accent, which I'm digging. It's like the Arctic Monkeys. Which came first, the cockney accent or the excellence? And does it even matter?

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