Weekend of 10-30-09
A Fine Frenzy – Blow Away
An Apple commercial’s wet dream. This hipster-Regina Spektor-feeling good about the simple things in life type of music is tearing it up on Indie stations across the country. I think I saw someone getting fired up while listening to this song outside of the Maine College of Art. They whipped up a totally killer collage of magazine cut-outs and then hit up Whiteheart for some PBR’s with the $7 the made from playing guitar on the corner of State and Congress.
Mattafix – Big City Life
The world of hip hop and Damien Marley fuse together to bring us a hot new track promoting the glory of living in a big city. I would say this is a heavily sedated version of Empire State of Mind, like the organic version of that song, the one that’s just smaller and not as bright and overall not as appealing unless you read the whole paragraph about how your local farmer grew the apple himself and had it over for dinner. Not taking anything away from this song, just realizing how sick ESOM really is. Damn.
Chris Brown feat. T-Pain – Kiss Kiss
Yo Nappy Boy radio – some textbook game changing music. With over 70 million views, this video about killing it in high school and dropping the Chris Brown meets Michael Jackson in the prison yard type dance moves that completely floor anyone within 20 yards of that creative power. Put this song of repeat last weekend while dressed as T-Pain…using the boom box hanging from my neck. Not appreciated when it overpowered the costume awards ceremony that was being conducted. TP and CB! I love this song.
Paul Simon – The Obvious Child
One of my favorite songs to play on guitar and one of my favorite songs period. Paul gives it hell with a driving melody and drum line that begets those feel good dance parties that are really hard to maintain…there just aren’t many songs out there like this. Per usual with Paul’s songs, I have had many in depth discussions about his lyrics, specificlally where the comma lies in the statement, “Why deny the obvious child?” or “Why deny the obvious, child?” Shit starts wars.
Roxette – The Look
I really don’t know where to begin in describing my relationship with Roxette. So many stories, most of which I definitely can’t write about on this email, but are quite special in their own right. I suppose the greatest tribute to this song happened in Vail, CO when my two buddies and I wore florescent jump suits and brought a boom box, rum, and some epic fire to Beaver Creek Ski Resort and proceeded to crush mid chair lift line dance parties and mid feel good blue cruiser shred sessions with fist pumps. We ended the day (at 11am) at the Ritz, outside in day glow, getting drinks from 45 year old divorcees, dancing, and high fiving. That’s Roxette.