Music Monday: Laser Beams

Hi All!

Another Music Monday here!

This week I’m going to be talking about a song that took a while for me to realize how much I liked. “Laser Beams” by Wintersleep (From way back in 2007), is the kind of song that I liked enough to add to my yearly playlist, but something about the intro made me skip it almost every time it queued up, until one day I was too far from a control device, and was more or less forced to listen to it play out.

I say forced. After about forty five seconds I was too intrigued by the way it was building to want to change it even if I could. So I kept listening, and while there was something definitely odd about it, I realized that I loved the song.

It wasn’t until I listened to it a few times that I realized what was odd. There’s no chorus. It’s just a series of verses, building in musical intensity until it culminates in a rather rocking breakdown. The part of my brain that still think it works in TV production wants to use it for a huge dramatic scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvbMmVKhkRA

Anyway, I hope you like it, but even if you don’t (or you just think my analysis is way off base) let me know.

Peace!

FGY

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Music Monday: No Horses

Hey folks!

Time for another edition of Music Monday!

Now I’m actually going to be covering a song that most of y’all have already talking about if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I really loved Garbage back in the day. I lost track of them sometime after they did the World Is Not Enough song, and hadn’t thought much about them for the next decade and some change until they went on the Nerdist to promote the release of Strange Little Birds. I enjoyed a couple of songs off Strange Little Birds but something about it felt off. Different, at the very least. But I listened to the songs enough that algorithms knew to offer me up anything new from them.

That brings us to a few weeks (months?) ago, when a new single titled “No More Horses” popped up on my radar. From first listen I was hooked. The heavy beats, the lyrics, the haunting sound. It was everything and more that I wanted from a Garbage song. I can’t wait until the album comes out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxkE0Nj4Dgw

Let me know what you think!

FGY

Music Monday: Songs For Teenagers

Hey folks!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a Music Monday post. Part of the problem is that I tend to schedule these a few weeks in advance, and if things get hectic time can pass and then there’s no posts in two months.

So, of course, I’m going to start this off with something lighthearted and fun. Nah, I’m kidding. For whatever reason, melodrama has been appealing to me pretty hardcore for the last little bit, and Spotify has been more than happy to provide.

So let’s take a listen to “Songs For Teenagers” by Fake Problems. Which is a song about being super high. Like, really strung out, and not in a good way. It’s a song about lying to yourself to convince you that you’re okay. It really just kind of speaks to me. Also, the video has mermaids.

Anyway, give it a listen, let me know what you think.

— FGY

Music Monday: Rain in Soho

Hey folks! Happy Monday! … or is it?

Hopefully yes, but for the sake of this post we’re going to assume that it’s as dark as your goth-y soul, as we dive into the second single off the Mountain Goats latest album Goths (look at all that 2017 music I’m posting about)

Rain in Soho combines John Darnielle brilliantly evocative lyrics with a pounding sense of impending danger and doom. The production values of each Mountain Goats album have steadily increased, but Darnielle’s voice has the same raw energy that drew me in all those years ago.

Anyway, it’s a fun, dark, twisting little song. Give it a listen, hope you enjoy!

— FGY

Music Monday: Louder In Outer Space

Hey folks!

Happy Monday!

This week we’re doing a weird flash-back to the present type thing. “Louder in Outer Space” by Skating Polly was released this year, but I bet it stirs all kinds of feels for you folks that love nineties music.

(That’s because it features Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt) (!!!!)

Anyway, this song rocks and I’ve been jamming out to it for a while.

Hope you enjoy!

Music Monday: Filistata

It’s pretty rare that I’m actually glad that I can’t find an official music video for a song, but for Filistata by Stolen Babies, I’m willing to make an exception. I’d been rocking out to this song for a little while before I bothered to look up exactly what the title meant. Spoiler: It’s spiders. Which, on re-listening to the lyrics, I should have realized was what they were talking about way sooner.

Anyway, this ditty comes from 2006, has a female vocalist, and has a lot of traditional rock rhythm with a couple of cool playful things mixed in their to give it a bit of a rockabilly feel. Enjoy!