Friday, February 26, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
I like how this works for the last year and for COVID-19: No, I'm not quite happy yet, but I'm way less sad. I like that expression. I've had days like that this last year, and I think that's my goal for 2021: if I can't be happy on any specific day, I can at least be Way Less Sad.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
As much as Brian Wilson tried to give the Beach Boys depth, most of their hits are light, airy compositions with minimal depth. This one is a flashback to those early hits. (It's appropriate, as Brian Wilson wasn't able to participate in the recording because of health issues.). It's a neat song that appears on both Best Of and Worst Of lists.
Monday, February 15, 2021
Second, this song is as appropriate as ever. It seems the world is rejecting truth and wanting to substitute their own reality, and we need to resist that push.
Friday, February 12, 2021
This is one of the first techno songs I ever liked, and I was intrigued by the androdynous nature of the person singing. Ends up that it's a guy singing, but he's not directly trying to play a gay man. (It's really a panache of lots of women singing a song where the lead character is clearly a man. In this case, it's a man singing a woman's song.)
Fair warning, the video's weirder than the song. I'm not even going to try on that one.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Overland is a neat "newgrass" folk song about a person who's decided to leave Chicago to try their fortune in San Francisco. It's an excellent song.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Even so, I always loved this song. One and One still is One. It is an incredibly romantic example of "dream house" techno/dance music of the 90s. It features Robert Miles on the music, with Maria Nayler on vocals.